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Pay up and Play the Game Professional Sport in Britain, 1875-1914

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ISBN-10: 0521892309

ISBN-13: 9780521892308

Edition: 2002

Authors: Wray Vamplew

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Based on a survey of club and association records, Pay up and Play the Game is a systematic economic, social and cultural analysis of the emergence of mass spectator sport during the years prior to World War One.
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Book details

List price: $53.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386

Is money the root of all evil? A historical appreciation of commercialisation in sports
Comments on the state of play: economic historians and sports history<l>l</l><l>Part II</l>
Popular recreation before the industrial revolution
Sporting activities and economic change, 1750-1830
The precursors of commercialised sport, 1830-75
The rise of professional gate-money sport, 1875-1914
From sports spectator to sports consumer<l>l</l><l>Part III</l>
Profits or premierships?
All for one and one for all
Paying the piper: shareholders and directors
Winning at any cost?<l>l</l><l>Part IV</l>
The struggle for recognition
Earnings and opportunities
Close of play
Not playing the game: unionism and strikes
Labour aristocrats or wage slaves?<l>l</l><l>Part V</l>
Ungentlemany conduct
The madding crowd<l>l</l><l>Part VI</l>
An industrial revolution in sport
Shareholders and shareholdings in Scottish and English sport
Regulations defining amateurism and professionalism in British sports