J.A. Mangan - Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde and Adjunct Professor, Cairns Institute, James Cook University
Professor J.A. Mangan is a world-renown scholar of sport history whose work has inspired a generation of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal book on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause, opening new horizons of inquiry and providing the field with a richly perceptive study of hegemony and patronage, of cultural assimilation and adaptation, and of the ways that power elites used sport for socialization, acculturation and social control. His later works continued to pose critical, sometimes controversial, questions and offered fresh insights into the complex social issues of the development and diffusion of sporting practices. J.A. Mangan is founding Executive Academic Editor of The International Journal of the History of Sport and General Editor of the Routledge Series on Sport in the Global Society.