From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports / Edition 1

From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports / Edition 1

by Allen Guttmann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231133413

ISBN-13: 2900231133417

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Originally published in 1978, From Ritual to Record was one of the first books to recognize the importance of sports as a lens on the fundamental structure of societies. In this reissue, Guttmann emphasizes the many ways that modern sports, dramatically different from the sports of previous eras, have profoundly shaped contemporary life.

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Originally published in 1978, From Ritual to Record was one of the first books to recognize the importance of sports as a lens on the fundamental structure of societies. In this reissue, Guttmann emphasizes the many ways that modern sports, dramatically different from the sports of previous eras, have profoundly shaped contemporary life.

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ISBN-13:
2900231133417
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
updated edition
Pages:
224

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
I.Play, Games, Contests, Sports1
II.From Ritual to Record15
III.Capitalism, Protestantism, and Modern Sport57
IV.Why Baseball Was Our National Game91
V.The Fascination of Football117
VI.Individualism Reconsidered137
Conclusion157
Afterword. From Ritual to Record: A Retrospective Critique163
Notes175
Index199

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