READING AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE GAME
Tim Hogan, Editor
Paperback and epublication • Illustrations • Notes • Index • 182 pages
Walla Walla Press, Sydney, February 2017
$35 individuals and epublication, $50 institutions
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Reading Australian Rules Football is the most comprehensive survey of this subject ever attempted. The book identifies over 2000 citations including 1500 annotated entries written by experts, this being more than double the number of citations in an earlier work, Reading the Game (2005).
A wide variety of traditional sources have been surveyed including books, journal and newspaper articles, magazines, literary works and dissertations. The introduction of new topics, such as women in football, Indigenous involvement, web sources, music and art, further enhances this book and reflects changes in the contemporary game.
This work will be an invaluable reference guide for researchers, librarians and collectors. It will also stimulate new lines of research and enquiry. The book will also be useful for the dedicated football follower who will gain insight into the game’s rich cultural heritage and find out more about an individual club, player or event.
Reading Australian Rules Football is the definitive reference guide to sources for Australian football. It is an essential work for all serious students of the game.
‘Football at MCG: Collingwood and Fitzroy Players Going for a Mark’. 1980.
State Library of Victoria courtesy of Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Editor and author notes
3. Business and Management of Football
4. Clubs: Major
5. Clubs: Minor
6. Fan Culture
7. Football Art and Images
8. Football Online
9. Histories and General
10. Humour and Anecdotes
11. Literary Works
12. Manuscripts and Archives
13. Marngrook: The Indigenous Game
14. Newspapers, Magazines and Fanzines
15. Playing, Training, Coaching
16. Scholarly Theses and Dissertations
17. Songs, Music and Films
18. Statistics, Records and Reference
19. Women and Football
Editor and Author notes
Tim Hogan, the editor, is a librarian at the State Library of Victoria, his roles there including the management of the Australian history and literature collections and newspaper collection. He has made numerous presentations about the Australian Rules football material at the Library and has also contributed football-themed pieces for the Library’s blog and web pages. This is Hogan’s second major publication, as he was the editor of Reading the Game (2005).
Fred Cahir is an Associate Professor in Aboriginal Studies at Federation University, Ballarat, Victoria.
Rob Hess is an Associate Professor in Sport History with the College of Sport and Exercise Science and ISEAL at Victoria University.
David Flegg is a librarian at the State Library of Victoria and was an AFL goal umpire in more than 300 games.
Lionel Frost is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Head of the Business School at Monash University.
Trevor Ruddell is the deputy librarian at the Melbourne Cricket Club Library.
Ian Warren is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University.