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Soccer and Society

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In 1927, Welsh football reached a peak when Cardiff City beat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final. The game's popularity had grown at a notable rate in early twentieth-century south Wales and by 1939 football was an integral part of the region's popular culture.;Rugby's claim to be the national sport looked tenuous when measured against the equally large crowds that football attracted and the significantly larger numbers who played the 'dribbling code' across the region.;Soccer and Society surveys soccer's early history in south Wales.

Through an exploration of the entire spectrum of the game, from international matches and professional clubs to schoolboy games, this fascinating book illustrates how soccer was shaped by wider social, cultural and economic forces.;Drawing on a broad range of primary sources, Martin Johnes places football in its wider historical context. He shows how soccer was incorporated into a redefined national identity that emerged from the depression and political realignment in inter-war south Wales, and demonstrates the significance of the sport for twentieth-century Welsh history and culture.

In good condition, with only a very small tear to the top corner of the dust jacket. Some underlining / circling in pencil early on, but pages otherwise unblemished.

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Author(s):
Martin Johnes
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
14x22.5cm
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0708317413
ISBN-13:
9780708317419
Number of pages:
237
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Title:
Soccer and Society

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In 1927, Welsh football reached a peak when Cardiff City beat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final. The game's popularity had grown at a notable rate in early twentieth-century south Wales and by 1939 football was an integral part of the region's popular culture.;Rugby's claim to be the national sport looked tenuous when measured against the equally large crowds that football attracted and the significantly larger numbers who played the 'dribbling code' across the region.;Soccer and Society surveys soccer's early history in south Wales.

Through an exploration of the entire spectrum of the game, from international matches and professional clubs to schoolboy games, this fascinating book illustrates how soccer was shaped by wider social, cultural and economic forces.;Drawing on a broad range of primary sources, Martin Johnes places football in its wider historical context. He shows how soccer was incorporated into a redefined national identity that emerged from the depression and political realignment in inter-war south Wales, and demonstrates the significance of the sport for twentieth-century Welsh history and culture.

In good condition, with only a very small tear to the top corner of the dust jacket. Some underlining / circling in pencil early on, but pages otherwise unblemished.

Author(s):
Martin Johnes
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
14x22.5cm
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0708317413
ISBN-13:
9780708317419
Number of pages:
237
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Title:
Soccer and Society

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