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Amateurism and Identity in England: How being ‘competitive’ became the point of distinction between northern and southern cricket.

Stone, Duncan (2009) Amateurism and Identity in England: How being ‘competitive’ became the point of distinction between northern and southern cricket. In: British Society of Sports History Conference, April 2009, Stirling, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

It would appear that Darwin was onto something when he paraphrased Herbert Spencer’s “survival of the fittest”, to summarise his theory of evolution via competition. The competitive instincts in humans do not get any stronger or vital in the context of competing for food, and ultimately the species survival. The human race’s ability to comprehend and thus compete better than any other species has ensured our place at the top of the food chain.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2009 14:24
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2015 22:17
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/5428

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