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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231133413

ISBN-13: 9780231133418

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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Overview

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.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231133418
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
updated edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Play, Games, Contests, SportsFrom Ritual to RecordCapitalism, Protestantism, and Modern SportWhy Baseball Was Our National GameThe Fascination of FootballIndividualism ReconsideredConclusionAfterword. From Ritual to Record: A Retrospective Critique

Columbia University Press

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