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Abandon Hope All Ye Who Practice Here: Soccer and Sport Space in 1920s Australia

Greig, Alastair W; Guoth, Nick


This paper contributes to the debate over the value of the concept 'sports space' for understanding the significance of a particular sport within the culture of a society. While the concept has been employed by writers such as Markovits and Hellerman, it has also been accused of being an inadequate 'explanatory framework' by Waddington and Roderick. In this paper, we explore whether the concept helps explain the fate of soccer in Australia during the 1920s, a period in which its popularity grew...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
Source: Local Lives/ Global Networks
Access Rights: Open Access


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