Introduction: Sport history and postmodernism

Phillips, Murray G. (2006). Introduction: Sport history and postmodernism. In M.G. Phillips (Ed.), Deconstructing sport history: A postmodern analysis (pp. 1-24) New York, United States: SUNY Press.

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Author Phillips, Murray G.
Title of chapter Introduction: Sport history and postmodernism
Title of book Deconstructing sport history: A postmodern analysis
Place of Publication New York, United States
Publisher SUNY Press
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Introduction, foreword, editorial or appendix
Series SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations
ISBN 1423747933
Editor M.G. Phillips
Start page 1
End page 24
Total pages 24
Total chapters 10
Collection year 2006
Subjects 430111 History - Other
750203 Organised sports
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In Deconstructing History, Alun Munslow offers a critique of the empirical
research method that provides a direct challenge to sport history and a
glimpse into the wider turmoil in the historical profession. Disagreements,
dissention, and controversy are certainly nothing new to the historical profession,
but the last couple of decades have witnessed a growing critique of
fundamental historical practices that have characterized the discipline. The
creation of specific journals, such as Rethinking History, and an increasing
range of books from the 1980s by prominent historians and philosophers
indicate both an expanding interest in and, as Munslow mandates above, a
growing skepticism of historical practices. As E. H. Carr was more than well
aware, the perennial question "what is history?" refuses to go away. [Introduction extract]
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