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More Than Just a Game: Sports in American Life Since 1945

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April 2006

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More Than Just a Game tracks the explosion of the sports industry in the United States since 1945 and how it has shaped class, racial, gender, and national identities. By examining both professional and intercollegiate sports such as baseball, football, basketball, golf, tennis, and stock car racing, Kathryn Jay looks at the impact of packaging, salary, hype, corporate sponsorship, drug use, and the presence of women and African American players. Jay also considers the persistent belief that sports encourage good citizenship and morality despite a rise in cheating and violent behavior and an unabashed emphasis on financial gain. More Than Just a Game is a fascinating exploration of a phenomenon that has engaged the American imagination and thrilled fans for decades.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

IntroductionSports, the American WayAn Athletic Cold WarA Brave New WorldMaking Sense of the SixtiesWalking the Picket Line and Fighting for RightsCompeting on the Open MarketHigh-Priced Heroes Go Global

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Kathryn Jay

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"Dr. Jay has produced a useful and thoughtful volume... it offers much insight into, and raises important questions about, recent developments in American Sport." -- Richard C. Crepeau, The Journal of American History
EAN: 9780231125352
ISBN: 0231125356
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2006
Seitenanzahl: 287 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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