The visual in sport history: approaches, methodologies and sources

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Huggins, Mike;
(2015)

Historians of sport now increasingly accept that visual inquiry offers another dimension to social and cultural research into sport and its history. It is complex and its boundaries are rapidly evolving. This overview offers a justification for placing more emphasis on ... View more
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    2. See the June 2015 exhibition in Berlin, entitled 'Commentary Project: Exploring Football's Visual Culture through Supporters' Flags', reported in the Guardian, 3 June 2015.

    3. See, for example, Paul Wombell, Sportscape: The Evolution of Sports Photography (London: Phaedon Press, 2000).

    4. Vanessa R. Schwartz and Jeannene M. Przyblyski, The Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture Reader (London: Routledge, 2004).

    5. G. Osmond and M. Phillips (eds), Sport History in the Digital Age (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2015).

    6. See Chris Jenks (ed.), Visual Culture (London: Routledge, 1995); John A. Walker and Sarah Chaplin, Visual Culture: An Introduction (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997); Nicholas 7. Stuart Hall, Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practice (London: Sage, 1997), 9.

    8. Brian Goldfarb, Visual Pedagogy: Media Cultures In and Beyond the Classroom (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002).

    9. Hans Bonde, The Politics of the Male Body in Global Sport: The Danish Involvement (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), 10. His earlier work, Gymnastics and Politics: Niels Bukh and Male Aesthetics (Copenhagen: Museum Tuscalanum Press, 2006) had drawn heavily on film and photographic evidence.

    10. Mike Huggins, 'The Sporting Gaze: Towards a Visual Turn in Sport History - Documenting Art and Sport', Journal of Sports History 35, no. 2 (2008), 327.

    11. Douglas Harper, Visual Sociology (New York: Routledge, 2012), 1.

    12. Garry Whannel, Fields in Vision: Television Sport and Cultural Transformation (London: Routledge, 1992).

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