Rod McConnell, 'Inside the All Blacks'

MacLean, Malcolm (1999) Rod McConnell, 'Inside the All Blacks'. Football Studies, 2 1: 127-129.

Author MacLean, Malcolm
Title Rod McConnell, 'Inside the All Blacks'
Formatted title
Robin McConnell, Inside the All Blacks.
Journal name Football Studies
ISSN 1442-3146
Publication date 1999-04
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 127
End page 129
Total pages 3
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher Football Studies Group
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C4
379999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
750203 Organised sports
Formatted abstract
The ambiguities and contradictions of this book are enormous. At the heart is the question of audience. The audience for rugby books in Aotearoa/New Zealand is a hard one to identify. McConnell seems to have recognised this problem of audience in preparing this book, but he has not, alas, cracked the issue. As a result, Inside the All Blacks is a wasted opportunity. Instead, in trying to address the contradictions of the audience for rugby books, McConnell has responded by writing in a style that complicates the contradictions. Equally importantly, McConnell appears as a beholden and unwilling to offend interloper in his own text.
Q-Index Code C4
Additional Notes Subtitle: "Auckland: Harper Collins, 1998. 279 pp. $NZ 39.95".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
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