By Graham Curry,Eric Dunning
This e-book provides a synthesis of the paintings on early soccer undertaken by means of the authors during the last twenty years. It explores points of a figurational method of sociology to check the early improvement of soccer principles within the heart a part of the 19th century. The ebook assessments Dunning’s prestige contention speculation to contest Harvey’s view of football’s improvement which stresses an influential sub-culture outdoor the general public faculties. prestige competition re-states the primacy of those latter associations within the progress of soccer and with no it the sport’s tale may stay skewed and unbalanced for destiny generations.
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Association Football: A Study in Figurational Sociology (Routledge Research in Sports History) by Graham Curry,Eric Dunning