Introduction. Industrial society, social change and sports culture. Case studies in the growth of modern sports. Interpreting the growth of sports - debates in history and theory. Social stratification and social division in sport. Socialisation - social interaction and development. Representation, sport and the media. Sport, the state and politics. Sport and work. Commercialisation and the political economy of sport. Glossary. Index.
John Horne is in the Deparment of Physical Education, Sport and Leisure Studies, Universtiy of Edinburgh. Alan Tomlinson is at the Chelsea School, University of Brighton. Garry Whannel is at the Centre for Sport Development Research, School of Sport Studies, Roehampton Institute London.