Association Football and English Society, 1863-1915 (Revised Edition) (Paperback)
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Association Football did no less than reshape British and indeed global society in its fast development as an organised sport over the course of the second half of the nineteenth century and leading up to the First World War. In this newly released edition of Tony Mason's essential account of the game's rise, issues such as the amateur professional divide, social class and mass spectatorship are seen as fundamental to the development of what is now a multi-trillion dollar industry. Dilwyn Porter supplements this classic text with a brand-new introduction.
About the Author
Tony Mason is the author of Passion of the People?: Football in South America and The General Strike in the North East. He has taught at the universities of Nottingham, Edinburgh, Hull and Warwick in the United Kingdom.Dilwyn Porter is an Honorary Professor of Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University and Visiting Professor of Modern History at Newman University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.