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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