Sport in Britain 1945-2000
March 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
1. Playing and Watching.
2. Reconstruction, 1945-1952.
4. The Professionals.
5. Media and Celebrity.
6. Civic and National Identity.
7. Governments and Sport.
Tony Mason is the author of numerous works on modern sports including Association Football and English Society (1980) and Passion of the People: football in South America (1995). He also edited Sport in Britain: a social history (1989).
Richard Holt and Tony Mason are members of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester.
- Explores British sport as experienced by those who watched it, played it, wrote and talked about it.
- Gives equal attention to the post-war years and to the more immediate present.
- Includes discussion of women, ethnic minorities, and the disabled within the general text rather than treating them separately.
- Focuses on Britain's most popular organised and competitive sporting activities.
- Combines a compelling picture of leading personalities and performances with a wider explanation of social and cultural change.