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Soccer and Society in South Wales, 1900-1939

That Other Game

By (author) Martin Johnes
Format: Hardback
Publisher: University of Wales Press, Wales, United Kingdom
Published: 29th May 2002
Dimensions: w 138mm h 216mm d 22mm
Weight: 567g
ISBN-10: 0708317413
ISBN-13: 9780708317419
Barcode No: 9780708317419
"That Other Game" surveys soccer's early history in south Wales. Through an exploration of the spectrum of the game, from international matches and professional clubs to schoolboy games, this book illustrates how soccer was shaped by wider social, cultural and economic forces.

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' ... a very readable social history.' Soccer History ' ...Martin Johnes tells the story with depth, insight and compassion ... a lucid and rewarding study'(Welsh History Review) 'sensitive and exhaustively-researched account of soccer in South Wales in the first 40 years of the twentieth century ...' (Soccer and Society, Vol 3, No 2) 'The author's research has been thorough and detailed, and the result is an absorbing read.' Programme Monthly 'a very readable social history.' Soccer History ' ... a first rate social and cultural history... the book is a valuable addition to the history of nationalism and identity in Great Britain and furthers our understanding of the ways in which people used multiple, overlapping cultures of the region, nation, home, class, work, leisure, and religion to add richness and meaning to their lives...' (Albion)