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  • Because I Tell a Joke or Twoby Stephen Wagg

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 52.95

    Because I Tell a Joke or Two explores the complex relationship between comedy and the social differences of class, region, age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and nationhood. It shows how comedy has been used to sustain, challenge and to change power relationships in society. The contributors, who include Stephen Wagg, Mark Simpson, Stephen Small,... more...

  • British Football & Social Exclusionby Stephen Wagg

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 64.95

    This book takes stock of British football at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is written by a range of concerned academics and writers, all of whom have an active relationship with the contemporary football world. The book assesses the changes that have occurred in many areas of football culture and the political and academic debates... more...

  • Cricket and National Identity in the Postcolonial Ageby Stephen Wagg

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together leading international writers on cricket and society, this important new book places cricket in the postcolonial life of the major Test-playing countries. Exploring the culture, politics, governance and economics of cricket in the twenty-first century, this book dispels the age-old idea of a gentle game played on England's village... more...

  • Myths and Milestones in the History of Sportby Professor Stephen Wagg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about. more...

  • Come on Down?by Dominic Strinati; Stephen Wagg

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    Come on Down represents an introduction to popular media culture in Britain since 1945. It discusses the ways in which popular culture can be studied, understood and appreciated, and covers its key analytical issues and some of its most important forms and processes. The contributors analyse some of popular culture's leading and most representative... more...

  • Sport, Leisure and Culture in the Postmodern Cityby Peter Bramham; Stephen Wagg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    Illustrated by an interdisciplinary study of a typical 'postmodern city' in the north of England – Leeds – this volume examines how such post-industrial cities have reinvented themselves, commercially, politically and spatially over the past two decades, with a particular focus on sport and leisure. more...

  • The New Politics of Leisure and Pleasureby Dr Peter Bramham; Professor Stephen Wagg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 34.00

    This book is about the new politics of leisure and pleasure - the values, practices, struggles and contradictions that now characterize the social worlds of rambling, drinking, tourism, sex, watching TV, gambling, using the internet, reading, comedy, sport, popular music and censorship. more...

  • Amateurism in British Sportby Dilwyn Porter; Stephen Wagg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    In the essays collected here, amateurism, both as ideology and practice, is subject to critical and unsentimental scrutiny, effectively challenging the dominant narrative of more conventional histories of British sport. more...

  • East Plays Westby Stephen Wagg; David Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    The Cold War spanned some five decades from the devastation that remained after World War Two until the fall of the Berlin wall, and for much of that time the perception was that only on the Eastern side were politics and sport inextricably linked. However, this assumption underestimates the extent to which sport was an important symbol for both power... more...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studiesby Helen Jefferson Lenskyj; Stephen Wagg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 200.00

    A comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference collection, bringing together an authoritative and international line-up of scholars to examine key social and political issues related to the Olympics. An essential, 'one-stop' volume for a wide range of academics, students and researchers.       more...