Sport in America: New Historical Perspectives

Hardcover | September 1, 1985

EditorDonald Spivey

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This stimulating anthology provides a scholarly perspective on the history of sport. New and exciting dimensions of sport history are introduced by exploring its political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. Race relations and racism in sport, the interaction of sports and politics, sexism and the role of women in sports, and the role that the profit motive plays in sports are among the topics covered. The impact of American attitudes toward violence as they apply to sport, and sport's powerful role in reinforcing class values are also reviewed from a historical perspective.

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This stimulating anthology provides a scholarly perspective on the history of sport. New and exciting dimensions of sport history are introduced by exploring its political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. Race relations and racism in sport, the interaction of sports and politics, sexism and the role of women in sports, and the ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:282 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 1985Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313247056

ISBN - 13:9780313247057

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?The publisher's claim for this anthology as being full of innovative research in American sport history is, for the most part, true.... The richly documented notes reveal the use of diaries, slave narratives, city directories, national sporting magazines, and newspapers of all types. Sources are blended intelligently and creatively with methods ranging from Breen's cultural anthropology to Adelman's cliometrics.... The brief concluding bibliographic essay is useful... An excellent reflection of sport history's current state.?-Choice