Moving the Goalposts: A History of Sport and Society Since by Martin Polley

By Martin Polley

Martin Polley presents a survey of game in Britain because 1945 and examines sport's position in British tradition. He discusses problems with category, gender, race, trade and politics, in addition to analysing modern game.

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20 Sport, politics, and the state FORMS OF INVOLVEMENT As with the reasons for involvement, it is worth modelling the general methods of involvement. These have been most comprehensively conceptualised by John Hargreaves’ ‘three modes of intervention’:35 state repression of sport, such as legal controls on certain activities; political ritual in sport, exemplified by the presence of governors at the sporting pastimes of the governed in capacities of patronage; and the ‘programmed welfare provision’ of sport, which covers state-funded sports facilities, such as municipal swimming pools and tennis courts.

These cases have not always been successful, as intent is difficult to prove in a sporting context: Blissett, for example, was acquitted. 84 This form of state intervention to regulate and control behaviour in sport needs to be considered alongside other forms of repression. The final method of intervention that needs to be explored is, in some ways, the most dramatic: the use of international sport as a medium for diplomacy. British governments have informally taken an interest in sport for this reason since at least the first Olympic Games in 1896, and throughout the interwar period they gradually became more interested in sport as a form of cultural propaganda.

The language issue for some of the source material is a problem for non-Welsh speakers, but the scope for wider research is there. Alongside this coverage, globalism has emerged as an area of investigation. 35 Significantly, it is one that has attracted some of the same individuals who have worked on Celtic nationalism within the UK. 36 Maguire, in particular, Sport, the nation, and the world 41 has been very influential in broadening out the research agenda.

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