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Author Collins, Tony, 1961- author.

Title How football began : a global history of how the world's football codes were born / Tony Collins
Edition 1st
Published London : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of plates; Introduction; 1 The failure of the Football Association; 2 Before the beginning: folk football; 3 The gentleman's game; 4 Sheffield: football beyond the metropolis; 5 The end of the universal game; 6 From the classes to the masses; 7 Glasgow: football capital of the nineteenth century; 8 The coming of professionalism; 9 Kicking against the pricks: women and football; 10 Rugby football: a house divided; 11 Melbourne: a city and its football; 12 Australian Rules and the invention of football traditions; 13 Ireland: creating Gaelic football
14 Football and nationalism in Ireland and beyond15 American football: the old game in the new world; 16 Canadian football: between scrum and snapback; 17 Rugby league football: from people's game to proletarian sport; 18 The 1905-07 football crisis in North America; 19 The 1905-07 football crisis in world rugby; 20 Soccer: the modern game for the modern world; 21 The global game; Bibliography; Index
Summary This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book explores how the world's football codes - soccer, rugby league, rugby union, American, Australian, Canadian and Gaelic - developed as part of the commercialised leisure industry in the nineteenth century. Football, however and wherever it was played, was a product of the second industrial revolution, the rise of the mass media, and the spirit of the age of the masses. Important reading for students of sports studies, history, sociology, development and management, this book is also a valuable resource for scholars and academics involved in the study of football in all its forms, as well as an engrossing read for anyone interested in the early history of football
Notes Introduction The Failure of the Football Association Before the Beginning: Folk Football The Gentleman's Game Sheffield: Football Beyond the Metropolis The End of the Universal Game From the Classes to the Masses Glasgow: Football Capital of the 19th Century The Coming of Professionalism Women and Football: Kicking against the Pricks Rugby Football: A House Divided Melbourne: A City and Its Football Australian Rules and the Invention of Football Traditions Ireland: Creating Gaelic Football Football and Nationalism in Ireland and Beyond American Football: The Old Game in the New World Canadian Football: Between Scrum and Snapback Rugby League Football: From People's Game to Proletarian Sport The 1905-06 Football Crisis: North America The 1905-06 Football Crisis: Rugby Soccer: The Modern Game for the Modern World The Global Game Bibliography Index
Subject Football -- History.
Soccer -- History
Rugby Union football -- History
Rugby League football -- History
Canadian football -- History
Australian football -- History
Gaelic football -- History
american football.
association football.
aussie rules.
australian rules football.
folk sport.
muscular Christianity.
rugby league.
rugby union.
sport history.
Tom Willis.
Tony Collins.
Australian football
Canadian football
Gaelic football
Rugby League football
Rugby Union football
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781351709675