Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 1999

Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 1999

by Peter M. Rutkoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786408324

ISBN-13: 9780786408320

Pub. Date: 06/02/2000

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

This is an anthology of 23 papers that were presented at the Eleventh Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held June 9-11, 1999, and co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The papers focus on the antecedents of baseball and the early history of America's national pastime and

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This is an anthology of 23 papers that were presented at the Eleventh Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held June 9-11, 1999, and co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The papers focus on the antecedents of baseball and the early history of America's national pastime and are divided into five parts: "Baseball and the American Imagination," "Baseball and American Culture," "Baseball and American Society," "Baseball and American Business" and "Baseball and the Fan." The preface is by series editor Alvin L. Hall, and an introduction is provided by the editor of the volume, Peter M. Rutkoff.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786408320
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
06/02/2000
Series:
Cooperstown Symposium Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
391
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsx
Preface1
Introduction5
Part 1Baseball and the American Imagination
Solarball: Baseball, America, Time, and the Sun9
Spirituality and Baseball23
The Baseball Diamond as American Landscape31
The 1913 World Series and the Epic Imagination41
Part 2Baseball and American Culture
Baseball Short Stories: From Lardner to Asinof to Kinsella59
Reflections on Baseball and Poetry73
Baseball and Vaudeville and the Development of Popular Culture in the United States, 1880-193083
Baseball and Country Music101
As American as Cherry Pie: Baseball and Reflections of Violence in the 1960s and 1970s115
"Three Strikes and You're Out": The Role of Sports Metaphors in Political Discourse133
Baseball Meets the National Pastime: Baseball and Radio147
Part 3Baseball and American Society
Slide, Kelly, Slide: The Irish in the Early History of Baseball177
"There Is Nothing Now Heard of, in Our Leisure Hours, but Ball, Ball, Ball": Baseball and Baseball-Type Games in the Colonial Era, Revolutionary War, and Early American Republic187
Baseball as a Symbiosis of Interests: A Survey of Men and Women at Minor League Games in the Midwest215
Joe DiMaggio and the Ideal of American Masculinity227
From Bloomer Girls' Baseball to Women's Softball: A Cultural Journey Resulting in Women's Exclusion from Baseball245
Mixed Singles: The Story of Effa Manley and the Negro Leagues (A Play)261
Part 4Baseball and American Business
Baseball Is Polluted: The Modern Way to Spell BASEBALL--$Business, $People, $Collecting, the $Sport and $More281
Stamp Out Smokeless Tobacco and Snuff in Baseball289
Baseball, Culture, Criminal Justice, and the Academy297
The Curt Flood Act: Legislative History and Labor Relations Implications313
Part 5Baseball and the Fan
The Fans' Role in Shaping Baseball: A Voice Too Long Silent?333
Baseball Fans and the Cooperstown Symposium Participants357
Index375

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