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A Sociological Study of the Development of Rugby Football; Barbarians, Gentlemen and Players

Dunning, Eric & Kenneth Sheard

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ISBN 10: 0814717659 / ISBN 13: 9780814717653
Published by New York University Press, New York, 1979
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: A Sociological Study of the Development of ...

Publisher: New York University Press, New York

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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First published in 1979 this classic text was the first study of the development of Rugby and has a seminal place in the library of the history and sociology of sport. With a new foreword and a new afterword, Dunning and Sheard now provide a sociological analysis of the major developments that have taken place in Rugby since the 1980s, with particular attention to the professionalism that was predicted in the first edition of this text.
Barbarians, Gentlemen and Players, Second Edition will be an invaluable resource for sports lovers, rugby fans and students of the history and sociology of sport.

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Kenneth Sheard is former Research Director at the Centre for Research Into Sport and Society (CRSS) at the University of Leicester, UK.

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