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Vamplew W (2007) Empiricist versus sociological history: some comments on the ‘civilizing process’, Sport in History, 27 (2), pp. 161-171.
This paper makes a further contribution to the debate in this journal between Tony Collins and disciples of the theory of the ‘civilizing process’, but this time with reference solely to cricket, a sport ignored by Graham Curry, Eric Dunning and Kenneth Sheard in their reply to Collins. Moreover, whereas Collins focuses his criticisms on the historical method and the associated problems of hindsight, progress and perspective, this paper will concentrate on the use of historical evidence.
Empiricist; Sociological History
Cricket Social aspects; Violence in sports; Spectator control
|Publication date online||10/09/2007|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
Sport in History: Volume 27, Issue 2 (2007)