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England and the 1966 World Cup: A Cultural History

John Hughson


This book considers the 1966 World Cup as a key ‘moment of modernity’ in England’s post-war history. The World Cup is examined within the complexity of the cultural, social and political change of the mid-1960s. Although addressing the importance of non-sport related connections, the book maintains a focus on football (soccer), discussing it as a ‘cultural form’ and presenting an original perspective on the aesthetic accomplishment in football tactics by the England team manager, Alf Ramsey. Chapters on the cup tradition and the World Cup and England as a World Cup host nation (with a case stu ... More

Keywords: World Cup, Football, England, Modernism, Culture, History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096150
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Hughson, author
University of Central Lancashire