Huskerville: A Story of Nebraska Football, Fans, and the Power of Place

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This work reveals the storied love affair that has long existed between native Nebraskans and the University of Nebraska football team. The author draws upon his experiences as a ... devoted "Huskerviller," and the insights of over 500 other Husker fans who shared their ideas through interviews, questionnaires, and Internet communication, to compose a story that highlights how the culture, history, and geography of Nebraska are intimately embedded in fans’ devotion to the Cornhuskers. The book features photographs and an extensive bibliography, while an appendix provides 16 essays written by devoted Husker fans. Read more Show Less

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This work reveals the storied love affair that has long existed between native Nebraskans and the University of Nebraska football team. The author draws upon his experiences as a devoted "Huskerviller," and the insights of over 500 other Husker fans who shared their ideas through interviews, questionnaires, and Internet communication, to compose a story that highlights how the culture, history, and geography of Nebraska are intimately embedded in fans' devotion to the Cornhuskers. The book features photographs and an extensive bibliography, while an appendix provides 16 essays written by devoted Husker fans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786432066
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger C. Aden is a professor of communication studies at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He is the author of over two dozen academic publications.

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Table of Contents


Preface: The Long Road to Huskerville     1
Introduction: Welcome to Huskerville     7
Rooting
Rooting: Sugar Beets, Family, and Fans     19
Cheering Around the World     23
Anchored in Nebraska     38
Winds of Change and the Threat of Being Uprooted     53
Homesteading
Homesteading: "They Know How to Plow"     69
Working Hard and Walking On     76
Being Neighborly     93
Remaining Down-to-Earth     117
Cornhusking
Cornhusking: Productive Parties     133
The Spirit of Huskerville: "There is No Place Like Nebraska"     138
A Big Red Presence: Standing Out on the Map     150
It's a Small Husker World     169
Conclusion: To Dwell     179
Appendix     187
Chapter Notes     223
Bibliography     243
Index     253
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