By Dilwyn Porter,Stephen Wagg

ISBN-10: 0415380448

ISBN-13: 9780415380447

ISBN-10: 1138880396

ISBN-13: 9781138880399

The excellent of the novice competitor, taking part in the sport for romance and, not like the pro, completely untainted through trade, has develop into embedded in lots of bills of the advance of recent recreation. It has proved influential no longer least since it has underpinned a pervasive effect of professionalism - and all that got here with it - as a betrayal of innocence, a fall from wearing grace. within the essays amassed the following, amateurism, either as ideology and perform, is topic to serious and unsentimental scrutiny, successfully demanding the dominant narrative of extra traditional histories of British activity.

Most glossy activities, even these the place professionalism constructed speedily, originated in an period while the gentlemanly novice predominated, either in politics and society, in addition to within the realm of recreation. Enforcement of ideas and conventions that embodied the amateur-elite ethos successfully constrained possibilities for working-class rivals to ‘turn the realm upside down’.

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