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    Sport and Working-class Amateurism – a symposium at Leeds Metropolitan University, 04 July 2014

    Amateurism is an important theme in the history of modern British sport. That it is so often preceded by the word ‘gentlemanly’ is indicative of the way in which most historians have studied it to date: (1) as an ideology associated primarily with aristocratic and/or middle-class sport; (2) as a set of principles which, when embodied in the form...
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