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Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Empiricist versus sociological history: some comments on the ‘civilizing process’
Author(s): Vamplew, Wray
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Keywords: Empiricist
Sociological History
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Vamplew W (2007) Empiricist versus sociological history: some comments on the ‘civilizing process’, Sport in History, 27 (2), pp. 161-171.
Abstract: This paper makes a further contribution to the debate in this journal between Tony Collins and disciples of the theory of the ‘civilizing process’, but this time with reference solely to cricket, a sport ignored by Graham Curry, Eric Dunning and Kenneth Sheard in their reply to Collins.[2] Moreover, whereas Collins focuses his criticisms on the historical method and the associated problems of hindsight, progress and perspective, this paper will concentrate on the use of historical evidence.
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Rights: Published by Taylor & Francis

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