Matt Dawson - Author

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Matt Dawson won 77 caps and scored 101 points for England, and won 7 caps and scored 10 points for the British and Irish Lions, in a distinguished 15-year playing career, the pinnacle of which was winning the World Cup in 2003. At club level, he excelled at scrum-half for 13 years with Northampton and won the Heineken Cup in 2000, then finished his career at London Wasps where he won the Premiership in his first season. Dawson is now a much-loved broadcaster who captains a team on BBC1's long-running A Question of Sport and passionately presents and commentates on rugby on BT Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live. In 2006 he won BBC1's Celebrity Masterchef and finished second in BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing.

Featured books by Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson's Lions Tales

Matt Dawson's Lions Tales

Author: Matt Dawson Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Other books by Matt Dawson

Social Theory for Alternative Societies

Social Theory for Alternative Societies

Author: Matt Dawson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2016

This book traces a unique story of social theory: one which focuses on its role in offering ideas for alternative societies. In charting this story, Matt Dawson argues that the differences in alternatives offered by social theorists not only demonstrate the diversity in, and value of, sociological perspectives, but also emphasize competing ideas of the role of intellectuals in social change. The text discusses a collection of social theorists -from key figures such as Marx, Durkheim and Du Bois to less well known or now commonly overlooked writers such as Levitas, Lefebvre and Mannheim. It explains their use of the tools of sociology to critique society and provide visions for alternatives, highlighting elements of the intellectual backgrounds of movements such as socialism, anti-racism, feminism and cosmopolitanism. Social Theory for Alternative Societies not only explores in detail a variety of thinkers, but also reflects on the relevance of sociology today and on the connection between social theory and the 'real world.' Thus it will be of interest to students of sociology and those interested in ideas for a better society.

Social Theory for Alternative Societies

Social Theory for Alternative Societies

Author: Matt Dawson Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/03/2016

This book traces a unique story of social theory: one which focuses on its role in offering ideas for alternative societies. In charting this story, Matt Dawson argues that the differences in alternatives offered by social theorists not only demonstrate the diversity in, and value of, sociological perspectives, but also emphasize competing ideas of the role of intellectuals in social change. The text discusses a collection of social theorists -from key figures such as Marx, Durkheim and Du Bois to less well known or now commonly overlooked writers such as Levitas, Lefebvre and Mannheim. It explains their use of the tools of sociology to critique society and provide visions for alternatives, highlighting elements of the intellectual backgrounds of movements such as socialism, anti-racism, feminism and cosmopolitanism. Social Theory for Alternative Societies not only explores in detail a variety of thinkers, but also reflects on the relevance of sociology today and on the connection between social theory and the 'real world.' Thus it will be of interest to students of sociology and those interested in ideas for a better society.

Stretching the Sociological Imagination Essays in Honour of John Eldridge

Stretching the Sociological Imagination Essays in Honour of John Eldridge

Author: Matt Dawson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2015

This edited collection calls for renewed attention to the concept of the sociological imagination, allowing social scientists to link private issues to public troubles. Inspired by the eminent Glasgow-based sociologist, John Eldridge, it re-engages with the concept and shows how it can be applied to analyzing society today.

Matt Dawson's Lions Tales

Matt Dawson's Lions Tales

Author: Matt Dawson Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Matt Dawson's Lions Tales gives rugby fans a satisfying dose of wonderful Lions anecdotes, epic stories of triumph and despair, of camaraderie and controversy, and stirring examples of that special bond that only competing in the white heat of battle, halfway round the world, against the mighty All Blacks, Wallabies and Springboks, can engender. Lions Tales is peppered with insight and laugh-out-loud moments, dredged from the memory banks of Dawson's own time in the iconic red shirt, and also from his keen interest in the Lions' remarkable 125-year traditions.

Matt Dawson - Fresh, Simple, Tasty

Matt Dawson - Fresh, Simple, Tasty

Author: Matt Dawson Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2009

From rugby star to winner of Celebrity MasterChef, Matt Dawson shows off his culinary talents in this fabulous cookery book crammed with all his favourite recipes. With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and healthy, nutritious dishes, the recipes showcase the best of traditional British fare, along with some more exotic dishes from his travels abroad. Matt's philosophy is simple: you are what you eat, so fresh, tasty ingredients form the foundation to all his recipes. From firm family favourites such as traditional fish pie and bread and butter pudding to more exotic curry dishes, Matt's inspiration is wide and varied. As well as recipes, there are a number of photographs from his private collection and personal anecdotes dotted throughout the book.

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