All-Stars and Movie Stars: Sports in Film and History

All-Stars and Movie Stars: Sports in Film and History

by Ron Briley
     
 

In addition to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, sports offer a versatile arena for discussion of class, race, gender, sexuality, and other social facets. All-Stars and Movie Stars: Sports in Film and History examines the interplay between sports films and the defining characteristics of the cultures from which they emerge. This important and

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In addition to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, sports offer a versatile arena for discussion of class, race, gender, sexuality, and other social facets. All-Stars and Movie Stars: Sports in Film and History examines the interplay between sports films and the defining characteristics of the cultures from which they emerge. This important and unique collection will serve scholars of film, popular culture, and American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813124483
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Series:
Film and History
Edition description:
1
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Douglas Noverr Noverr, Douglas

Introduction Ron Briley Briley, Ron Michael K. Schoenecke Schoenecke, Michael K. Deborah A. Carmichael Carmichael, Deborah A. 1

Pt. 1 Sport as Cultural Production and Representation

Endless Summer: Consuming Waves and Surfing the Frontier Joan Ormrod Ormrod, Joan 17

"I'm Against It!": The Marx Brothers' Horse Feathers as Cultural Critique; or, Why Big-Time College Football Gives Me a Haddock Daniel A. Nathan Nathan, Daniel A. 40

Bobby Jones, Golf, and His Instructional Reels Michael K. Schoenecke Schoenecke, Michael K. 55

Televised Golf and the Creation of Narrative Harper Cossar Cossar, Harper 64

What's Natural about It?: A Baseball Movie as Introduction to Key Concepts in Cultural Studies Latham Hunter Hunter, Latham 86

Pt. 2 Masculinity, Misogyny, and Race in Sports Films

You Throw Like a Girl: Sports and Misogyny on the Silver Screen Dayna B. Daniels Daniels, Dayna B. 105

As American As ...: Filling in the Gaps and Recovering the Narratives of America's Forgotten Heroes Pellom McDaniels III McDaniels, Pellom, III 129

Basketball's Great White Hope and Ronald Reagan's America: Hoosiers Ron Briley Briley, Ron 155

"Just Some Bum from the Neighborhood": The Resolution of Post-Civil Rights Tension and Heavyweight Public Sphere Discourse in Rocky Victoria A. Elmwood Elmwood, Victoria A. 172

Fighting for Manhood: Rocky and Turn-of-the-Century Antimodernism Clay Motley Motley, Clay 199

Pt. 3 National Identity and Political Confrontation in Sports Competition

Do You Believe in Miracles? Whiteness, Hollywood, and a Post-9/11 Sports Imagination David J. Leonard Leonard, David J. 219

An OlympicOmnibus: International Competition, Cooperation, and Politics in Visions of Eight David Scott Diffrient Diffrient, David Scott 237

Why He Must Run: Class, Anger, and Resistance in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner John Hughson Hughson, John 261

"Every Nation Needs a Legend": The Miracle of Bern and the Formation of a German Postwar Foundational Myth Tobias Hochscherf Hochscherf, Tobias Christoph Laucht Laucht, Christoph 279

List of Contributors 303

Index 307

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