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Routledge Handbook of Tennis

History, Culture and Politics

Edited by: Robert J. Lake , Carol A. Osborne

Print publication date:  February  2019
Online publication date:  February  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138691933
eBook ISBN: 9781315533575
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315533575
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<P>Tennis is one of the world?s most popular sports, as levels of participation and spectatorship demonstrate.? Moreover, tennis has always been one of the world?s most <I>significant</I> sports, expressing crucial fractures of social class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity - both on and off court. </P> <P></P> <P>This is the first book to undertake a survey of the historical and socio-cultural sweep of tennis, exploring key themes from governance, development and social inclusion to national identity and the role of the media. It is presented in three parts: historical developments; culture and representations; and politics and social issues, and features contributions by leading tennis scholars from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. </P> <P></P> <P>The most authoritative book published to date on the history, culture and politics of tennis, this is an essential reference for any course or program examining the history, sociology, politics or culture of sport.</P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction to the history and historiography of tennis Download PDF
Chapter  2:  From folk game to elite pastime Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Grass roots Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Coaching and training in British tennis Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Golden years and golden stars Download PDF
Chapter  6:  A transcendent game plan Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Fred Perry and the amateur-Professional divide in British tennis between the wars Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Boris Becker and Steffi Graf Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The female hero through the cultural lens Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The world’s game? Globalisation and the cultural economy of tennis Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Jeu de Paume, lawn tennis and France’s national identity from the 1870s to the Musketeers era Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Lawn tennis in Ireland Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Socio-cultural transformations of tennis in the Czech Republic Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A brief historical, political and social analysis of Argentine tennis Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Indian tennis Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Tennis in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Fashioning competitive lawn tennis Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Wimbledon women Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Beyond the “Kournikova phenomenon” Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Making work out of play Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Your racquet should do the talking Download PDF
Chapter  22:  “You’ve come a long way baby” but when will you get to deuce? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Veiled hyper-sexualization Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Warriors of the court Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Historical changes in playing styles and behavioural etiquette in tennis Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The seductions of modern tennis Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Understanding competitive tennis through literature and the visual arts Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The literature of tennis Download PDF
Chapter  29:  International tennis art Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Tennis and the media Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Exploring an online tennis community Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Tennis and social media Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Tennis governance Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Defending the grand slam Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Tennis and the Olympics Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Wimbledon effect Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Andy Murray and the borders of national identities Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Racial politics in the history of American tennis Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Arthur Ashe Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The Original 9 Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Giving all women the chance Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Break point Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Venus and Serena are “doing it” for themselves Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Wheelchair tennis Download PDF
Chapter  45:  A history of social exclusion in British tennis Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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