Fair and Foul: Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport / Edition 4 by D. Stanley Eitzen, null Eitzen | | 9780742561786 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Fair and Foul: Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport / Edition 4

Fair and Foul: Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport / Edition 4

by D. Stanley Eitzen, null Eitzen
     
 

ISBN-10: 074256178X

ISBN-13: 9780742561786

Pub. Date: 04/16/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Americans have long cherished sport for its display of superb skills, heroic efforts, selfless teamwork, uncanny strategies, exuberance, spontaneity, and loyalty. This book moves beyond the myths and media hype to take a closer look at America's love of sport and how it so often comes in conflict with our most basic values. With reverence yet a sharp eye for the the

Overview

Americans have long cherished sport for its display of superb skills, heroic efforts, selfless teamwork, uncanny strategies, exuberance, spontaneity, and loyalty. This book moves beyond the myths and media hype to take a closer look at America's love of sport and how it so often comes in conflict with our most basic values. With reverence yet a sharp eye for the the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political maneuvering, and media grandstanding, Eitzen portrays famous and lesser known events from professional and college sports, including well known coaches and players, to give us a deeper understanding of what sports means to us and how it affects our everyday world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742561786
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2009
Edition description:
4th Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

1 The Duality of Sport 1

2 Sport Unites, Sport Divides 19

3 Names, Logos, Mascots, and Flags: The Contradictory Uses of Sports Symbols 41

4 Sport Is Fair, Sport Is Foul 59

5 Sport Is Healthy, Sport Is Destructive 83

6 The Organization of Children's Play: Peer Centered or Adult Centered? 101

7 Sport Is Expressive, Sport Is Controlled 125

8 Myth: Sports Are Played on a Level Playing Field 145

9 The Contradictions of Big-Time College Sports 165

10 The Path to Success? Myth and Reality 205

11 Professional Sports Franchises: Public Teams, Private Businesses 221

12 The Globalization of Sport 243

13 The Challenge: Changing Sport 261

Index 273

About the Author 291

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