Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal

Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal

by Daniel A. Nathan
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The story of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and his teammates purportedly conspiring with gamblers to throw the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds has lingered in our collective consciousness for more than eighty years. Daniel A. Nathan's wide-ranging, interdisciplinary cultural history is less concerned with the details of the scandal than with how it has been represented

Overview

The story of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and his teammates purportedly conspiring with gamblers to throw the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds has lingered in our collective consciousness for more than eighty years. Daniel A. Nathan's wide-ranging, interdisciplinary cultural history is less concerned with the details of the scandal than with how it has been represented and remembered by journalists, historians, novelists, filmmakers, and baseball fans. Saying It's So offers a series of astute reflections on what these different cultural narratives reveal about their creators and the eras in which they were created, producing a complex study of cultural values, memory, and the ways people make meaning. _x000B_A volume in the series Sport and Society, edited by Benjamin G. Rader and Randy Roberts _x000B_

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252091988
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
Sport and Society
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel A. Nathan is an associate professor of American Studies at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >