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Empiricist versus sociological history: some comments on the ‘civilizing process’

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.[2] 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

Subject headings
Cricket Social aspects; Violence in sports; Spectator control

AuthorsVamplew Wray
Publication date2007
Publication date online10/09/2007
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN 1746-0263

Sport in History: Volume 27, Issue 2 (2007)

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