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Project Publications and Further References

If you are unable to access any of our articles below via the links provided please feel free to contact us and request a copy.

Academic Journal Articles

  • Stride, C.B. and Thomas, F.E. 'Tension in the Union of Art and Sport: Competition for Ownership of the Baseball Statuary and its Influence Upon Design'. NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture (In Press).
  • Stride, C.B., Thomas, F.E. and Ramshaw, G. 'Standing Out From the Crowd: Imaging Baseball Fans Through Sculpture'. International Journal of the History of Sport 32, 14 (2015): 1611-1638. Download.
  • Stride, C.B., Thomas, F.E. and Smith, M.M. 'Ballplayer or Barrier Breaker? Branding Through the Seven Statues of Jackie Robinson'. International Journal of the History of Sport 31, 17 (2014): 2164-2196. Download.
  • Stride, C.B., Wilson, J.P. and Thomas, F.E. 'From pitch to plinth: documenting the UK’s football statuary'. Sculpture Journal 22, 1 (2013): 146-161. Download.
  • Stride, C.B., Wilson, J.P. and Thomas, F.E. 'Honouring heroes by branding in bronze: theorising the UK’s football statuary'. Sport In Society 16, 6 (2013): 749–771. Download.
  • Stride, C.B., Thomas, F.E., Wilson, J.P. and Pahigian, J. 'Modeling Stadium Statue Subject Choice in US Baseball and English Soccer'. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports 8, 1 (2012): 1-36. Download.

Book Chapters

  • Stride, C.B., Catley, N and Thomas, F.E. 'The Boss in bronze: Three statues of Brian Clough'. In Haxall, D. (ed) Picturing the Beautiful Game. Bloomsbury Academic (In Press).
  • Thomas, F.E. and Stride, C.B. 'The Thierry Henry statue: a hollow icon'. In Sandle, D., Long, J., Parry, J. and Spracklen, K. (eds) Fields of Vision: The Arts In Sport. Leisure Studies (2013). Purchasing information.

Magazine Articles

  • Stride, C. B. and Thomas, F. E. 'Football Statues.' Football Weekends magazine, (December 2016). Scan.
  • Stride, C.B. and Thomas, F.E. 'Statuesque strikers: how football fell in love with figurative sculpture'. The Conversation (July 2014).
  • Thomas, F. E. and Stride, C. B. 'Standing Strong.' When Saturday Comes magazine, 328, (2014): 11.
  • Stride, C. B. 'Bronze boundary markers' The Cricket Statistician, 164 (2013): 22-25. Scan1 Scan2 Scan3.
  • Stride, C. B., Thomas, F. E. and Wilson, J.P. 'From Pitch To Plinth: A Tribute In Bronze.' The Celebration Statue Brochure (2013) .
  • Stride, C. B., Thomas, F. E. and Wilson, J.P. 'From Pitch To Plinth: A Tribute In Bronze.' The Players' Club PFA Magazine (2013).
  • Stride, C. B. and Thomas, F. E. 'Striking a pose.' When Saturday Comes magazine, 294, (2011): 36-37.

Articles Submitted or in Progress

  • 'Commemorating Tragic Heroes: Statuary of Soccer Players Who Died Mid-Career'.

Films

  • Stride, C. B., 'Made of Stone: The Statues of Cycling' (a short film about cycling statues made as part of Sheffield University's 'Deconstructing The Tour' microsite researching the Tour De France).

Further References

Statue-Specific Books and Articles:

  • Cardorff, P. and Böttger, C. Der Letzte Pass. Fußballzauber in Friedhofswelten – Zuschauer Erwünscht. (Göttingen: Die Werkstatt, 2005).
  • Cashman, R. 'Reflections on Sporting Sculptures at the Sydney Cricket Ground'. Sporting Traditions 33 (2016): 37-53.
  • Cashman, R. 'Reflections'. Sporting Traditions 33 (2016): 97-99.
  • Egan, T. 'The Proposed Steve Abala Role Model Statue'. Sporting Traditions 33 (2016): 93-96.
  • Herzog, M. Memorialkultur Im Fußballsport: Medien, Rituale Und Praktiken Des Erinnerns, Gedenkens Und Vergessens. (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2013).
  • Huggins, M. Death, memorialisation and the Victorian sporting hero. The Local Historian 38 (2008): 257-65.
  • McGuinness, M. 'The Canonisation of Common People: Memorialisation and Commemoration in Football'. In Sport, History, and Heritage: Studies in Public Representation, ed. Hill, J., Moore, K., and Wood, J. (Boydell Press, 2012), 211-22.
  • McMillen, J.D. and McMillen, R.S. 'The Legal Aspects of Sports Sculpture'. Willamette Sports Law Journal 1 (2005): 1-23.
  • O'Mahony, M.J. 'In the Shadow of Myron: The Impact of the Discobolus on Representations of Olympic Sport from Victorian Britain to Contemporary China'. The International Journal of the History of Sport 30, 7 (2013): 693-718.
  • O'Mahony, M.J. 'The art of goalkeeping: memorializing Lev Yashin'. Sport in Society 20, 5-6 (2017): 641-659.
  • Osmond, G. 'Shaping Lives: Statues as Biography'. Sporting Traditions 27, 2 (2010): 101-111.
  • Osmond, G. 'The Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue at Freshwater Motivations, Memory and Identity'. Sporting Traditions 33 (2016): 67-91.
  • Osmond, G., Phillips, M.G. and O'Neill, M.E. ''Putting up your Dukes': Statues Social Memory and Duke Paoa Kahanamoku'. The International Journal of the History of Sport 23 (2006): 82-103.
  • Osmond, G. and Phillips, M.G. 'Viewed from all sides: statues, sport and Eddie Gilbert'. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1 (2014): 16-32.
  • Osmond, G. and Phillips, M.G. 'Standing Tall: Memorialising Australian Sport through Statues'. Sporting Traditions 33, 1 (2016): 1-8.
  • Phillips, M.G., O'Neill, M.E. and Osmond, G. 'Broadening Horizons in Sports History: Films, Photographs and Monuments'. Journal of Sports History 34 (2007): 271-91.
  • Schultz, J. 'Contesting the Master Narrative: The Arthur Ashe Statue and Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia'. The International Journal of the History of Sport 28 (2011): 8-9.
  • Smith, M.M. Willie Mays Plaza, McCovey Point, and the Dominican Dandy in Bronze: (De)Constructing History at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Journal of the West 47, 4 (2008): 60-69.
  • Smith, M.M. 'Frozen Fists in Speed City: The Statue as Twenty-First-Century Reparations'. Journal of Sport History 36, 3 (2009): 393-414.
  • Smith, M.M. 'Mapping America’s Sporting Landscape: A Case Study of Three Statues'. The International Journal of the History of Sport 28 (2011): 1252-68.
  • Stanton, J. A Monument to Musial: The History of a Statue . NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 20, 2 (2012): 27-42.
  • Studham, D. 'Idol Worship at the New Temples of Pleasure: An Examination of Sporting Artworks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Its Place in the Nation's Heart'. Sporting Traditions 33 (2016): 9-35.
  • Wangen, E.Die Gräber Der Götter: Fußballhelden Und Ihre Letzte Ruhestätte, Die Werkstatt. (Göttingen: Die Werkstatt, 2009).
  • Whimpress, B. 'Adelaide Oval Sculptures'. Sporting Traditions 33 (2016): 55-65.

Related Articles:

  • Armstrong, E. 'Memorializing in Sport: A Comparison of the Responses to the Deaths of Dale Earnhardt and Darryl Kile'. Sociology of Sport Online 6, 2 (2003).
  • Corkill C. and Moore, R. '"The Island of Blood": Death and Commemoration at the Isle of Man TT Races'. World Archaeology 44, 2 (2013).
  • Fairley, S. 'In Search of Relived Social Experience: Group-based Nostalgia Sport Tourism'. Journal of Sport Management 17 (2003): 284-304.
  • Foster L. and Woodthorpe, K. 'A Golden Silence? Acts of Remembrance and Commemoration at U.K. Football Games'. Journal of Sport and Social Issues 36, 1 (2012): 50-67.
  • Goldblatt, D. 'Football Arte'. Soccer & Society 12 (2011): 21-22.
  • Huggins, M. 'Gone but Not Forgotten: Sporting Heroes, Heritage and Graveyard Commemoration'. Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice 16, 4 (2012).
  • Huggins, M. and O'Mahony, M. The Visual in Sport. London: Routledge (2011).
  • Johnes, M. and Mason, R. 'Soccer, Public History and the National Football Museum'. Sport in History 23 (2003): 115-31.
  • Mandell, R.A. Sport: A Cultural History. New York: Columbia University Press (1984).
  • Penn, R. 'Cathedrals of Sport: Football Stadia in Contemporary England'. In Soccer Review, edited by P. Murphy and I. Waddington. Leicester: Anchorprint Group Ltd (2005).
  • Ramshaw, G. and Gammon, S. 'More than just Nostalgia? Exploring the Heritage/sport Tourism Nexus'. The Journal of Sport Tourism 10 (2005): 229-41.
  • Russell, D. ''We all Agree, Name the Stand after Shankly': Cultures of Commemoration in Late Twentieth-century English Football Culture'. Sport in History 26 (2006): 1-25.
  • Schuman H. and Scott, J. 'Generations and Collective Memories'. American Sociological Review 54 (1989): 359-81.
  • Seifried, C. and Meyer, K. 'Nostalgia-related Aspects of Professional Sports Facilities: A Facility Audit of Major League Baseball and National Football League Strategies to Evoke the Past'. International Journal of Sport Management Recreation and Tourism 5 (2010): 51-76.
  • Taylor, M. 'Football History and Memory: The Heroes of Manchester United'. Football Studies 3, 2 (2000).
  • Vamplew, W. 'Facts and Artefacts: Sports Historians and Sports Museums'. Journal of Sport History 25 (1998): 268-82.
  • Wood, J. 'Talking Sport or Talking Balls: Realizing the Value of Sports Heritage'. Industrial Archaeology Review 27 (2005).
  • Woolridge, J. '"They Shall Not Grow Old": Mourning, Memory and the Munich Air Disaster of 1958'. Manchester Region History Review 20 (2009): 111-32.