A Social and Cultural History
Hugh Dauncey is Senior Lecturer in French at Newcastle University. He has authored and edited numerous studies of French popular culture, including (with G. Hare) The Tour de France, 1903-2003: A Century of Sporting Structures, Meanings and Values (Frank Cass, 2003) and France and the 1998 World Cup: The National Impact of a World Sporting Event (Frank Cass, 1999).
Acknowledgements 1. French Cycling: Issues and Themes 2. The Early Years: Cycling in Search of an Identity, 1869-1891 3. Towards Sporting Modernity: Sport as the Driver of Cycling, 1891-1902 4. The Belle Epoque and the First World War: Industry, Sport, Utility and Leisure, 1903-1918 5. Cycling between the Wars: Sport, Recreation, Ideology, 1919-1939 6. From Defeat to the New France: Sport and Society, Cycling, and Everyday Life, 1940-1959 7. Cycling's Glory Years and their Mediatization, 1960-1980 8. Cycling in Transformation: Industry, Recreation, Sport, 1980-2000 9. French Cycling in Quest of a New Identity, 2000-2011 10. A Sense of Cycling in France Bibliography Index
This book is undoubtedly the best English-language introduction to French cycling and the Tour de France. It provides a ‘quick and necessary’ overview, in the words of the author, of the discipline in France since the second half of the nineteenth century.
Patrick Gaboriau and Philippe Gaboriau French History, Vol. 29
Publication: November 21, 2012
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 23