2009, English, Thesis edition: Social history of Australian workplace football, 1860-1939 Burke, P

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  • Thesis
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  • RMIT University , 2009
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Social history of Australian workplace football, 1860-1939
Author
  • Burke, P
Published
  • RMIT University , 2009
Physical Description
  • Thesis
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Summary
  • This thesis is a social history of workplace Australian football between the years 1860 and 1939, charting in detail the evolution of this form of the game as a popular phenomenon, as well as the beginning of its eventual demise with changes in the nature and composition of the workforce. Though it is presented in a largely chronological format, the thesis utilises an approach to history best epitomised in the work of the progenitors of social history, E.P. Thompson and Eric Hobsbawm, and their successors. It embraces and contributes to both labour and sport history-two sub-groups of social history that are not often considered together. A number of themes, such as social control and the links between class and culture, are employed to throw light on this form of football; in turn, the analysis of the game presented here illuminates patterns of development in the culture of work ing people in Victoria and beyond. The thesis also provides new insights into under-researched fields such as industrial recreation and the role of sport in shaping employer-employee relations. In enhancing knowledge of the history of grass roots Australian football and demonstrating the workplace game&​#039;s links with the growth of unionism and expansion of industry, the thesis therefore highlights the complexity and interconnectedness of economic development, class relations and popular culture in constructing social history.
Language
  • English
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  • oai:researchbank.rmit.edu.au:rmit:6624

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