A Cultural History of Association Football in Scotland, 1865-1902
Understanding Sports as A Way of Understanding SocietyeBook - 2013
Soccer, or football as it is called in Europe, became professionalized in the late nineteenth century. This is the story of how the sport grew in popularity, and eventually became the predominant sport in Scotland. Beyond the mere Rangers versus Celtic rivalry that has risen to epic, almost mythological proportions, this book discusses the social impact of the sport on the entire country. It shows how Scotland became a modern society and its sports and entertainment evolved along with the rest of the country, and how soccer became a national pastime.
Publisher: Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (454 pages)