Last Man Picked: Do Mainstream Historians Need to Play with Sports Historians?

Paul Ward

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Abstract

This polemical essay explores whether ‘mainstream’ political and social historians need to engage with the history of sport. It recounts the coercive nature of the author’s encounters with sports and sports history and suggests that greater integration of the history of sport into histories of Britain relies on a mutual understanding of the imperatives of academic historians, not least in the world of the Research Excellence Framework and the ‘impact’ agenda.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Directions in Sport History
EditorsDuncan Stone, John Hughson, Rob Ellis
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter2
Pages6-12
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781315722672
ISBN (Print)9781138057333, 9781138853638
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameSport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives
PublisherRoutledge

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Ward, P. (2015). Last Man Picked: Do Mainstream Historians Need to Play with Sports Historians? In D. Stone, J. Hughson, & R. Ellis (Eds.), New Directions in Sport History (pp. 6-12). (Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives). London: Routledge.