Paul Campbell interviewed on @BBCRadio4 ‘Thinking Allowed’

Paul Ian Campbell, winner of the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for his book Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club, was interviewed about his research on @BBCRadio4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ in a broadcast on ‘Sport and Philosophy – Inside an African-Caribbean Football Club’. Click here to listen to the … Continue reading

Review of Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World

David Snowdon’s Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World was recently reviewed by the author and sports journalist Luke G. Williams on his blog. Click here to read the review. This book focuses on the literary contribution made by the pugilistic writing of Pierce Egan (c. 1772-1849), identifying the elements that rendered Egan’s style distinctive … Continue reading

Writing the Prizefight by David Snowdon wins the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History

We are delighted to announce that David Snowdon’s book Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World has been chosen as the winner of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History (2013), awarded annually by the British Society of Sports History. Congratulations to Dr Snowdon, who  has been invited to deliver the prestigious Aberdare Lecture … Continue reading

Two Peter Lang titles on the shortlist for the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize

Peter Lang is pleased to announce our two publications that have been shortlisted for the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize: Women, Sport and Modernity in Interwar Britain by Fiona Skillen and Writing the Prizefight by David Snowdon. We congratulate our authors!

Professionals, Amateurs and Performance

Dave Day’s title on the relationship between amateurism and sport, Professionals, Amateurs and Performance: Sports Coaching in England, 1789 -1914, explores the thus far overlooked impact of this ethos on the professional coaches and trainers who directed and supported elite sporting performance in this period. This book explores the foundations of coaching and training practices and chronicles … Continue reading

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