Sport in America: From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization / Edition 2
  • Sport in America: From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization / Edition 2
  • Sport in America: From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization / Edition 2

Sport in America: From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization / Edition 2

by David Wiggins
     
 

ISBN-10: 073607886X

ISBN-13: 9780736078863

Pub. Date: 11/11/2009

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Sport in America: From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization, Volume II, presents 18 thought-provoking essays focusing on the changes and patterns in American sport during six distinct eras over the past 400 years. The

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Sport in America: From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization, Volume II, presents 18 thought-provoking essays focusing on the changes and patterns in American sport during six distinct eras over the past 400 years. The selections are entirely different from those in the first volume, discussing diverse topics such as views of sport in the Puritan society of colonial New England, gender roles and the croquet craze of the 1800s, and the Super Bowl's place in contemporary sport. Each of the six parts includes an introduction to the essays, allowing readers to relate them to the cultural changes and influences of the period. Readers will find essays on well-known topics written by established scholars as well as new approaches and views from recent studies.

 

Suitable for use as a stand-alone or supplemental text in undergraduate and graduate sport history courses, Sport in America provides students with opportunities to examine selected sport topics in more depth, realize a greater understanding of sport throughout history, and consider the interrelationships of sport and other societal institutions. Essays are arranged chronologically from the early American period to the present day to provide the proper historical context and offer perspective on changes that have occurred in sport over time. Also, a list of suggested readings provided in each part offers readers the opportunity to expand their thinking on the nature of sport throughout American history.

 

Essays on how Pinehurst Golf Course was created, the interconnection between sport and the World War I military experience, and discussion of sport icons such as Joe Louis, Walter Camp, Jackie Robinson, and Cal Ripken Jr. allow readers to explore sport as a reflection of the changing values and norms of society. Sport in America: From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization, Volume II, provides students and scholars with perspectives regarding the role of sport at particular moments in American history and gives them an appreciation for the complex intersections of sport with society and culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736078863
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
11/11/2009
Edition description:
Volume 2
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I: The Pattern of Sport in Early America, 1607-1776

 

Chapter 1: Sober Mirth and Pleasant Poisons: Puritan Ambivalence Toward Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England

Bruce C. Daniels

Chapter 2: Horses and Gentlemen: The Cultural Significance of Gambling Among the Gentry of Virginia

T. H. Breen

 

Part II: Transformation of Sport in a Rapidly Changing Society, 1776-1870

 

Chapter 3: Pedestrianism, Billiards, Boxing, and Animal Sports

Melvin L. Adelman

Chapter 4: Cheating, Gender Roles, and the Nineteenth-Century Croquet Craze

Jon Sterngass

Chapter 5: The National Game

Warren Goldstein

 

Part III Sport in the Era of Industrialization and Reform, 1870-1915

 

Chapter 6: Sporting Life as Consumption, Fashion, and Display—The Pastimes of the Rich

Donald J. Mrozek

Chapter 7: Creating America’s Winter Golfing Mecca at Pinehurst, North Carolina: National Marketing and Local Control

Larry R. Youngs

Chapter 8: The Father of American Football

Michael Oriard

 

Part IV: Sport, The Great Depression, and Two World Wars, 1915-1950

 

Chapter 9: The World War I American Military Sporting Experience

S.W. Pope

Chapter 10: In Sports the Best Man Wins: How Joe Louis Whupped Jim Crow

Theresa E. Runstedtler

Chapter 11: Padres on MountOlympus: Los Angeles and the Production of the 1932 Olympic Mega-Event

Sean Dinces

Chapter 12: Going to Bat for Jackie Robinson: The Jewish Role in Breaking Baseball’s Color Line

Stephen H. Norwood and Harold Brackman

 

Part V: Sport in the Age of Television, Discord, and Personal Fulfillment, 1950-1985

 

Chapter 13: Toil and Trouble: A Parable of Hard Work and Fun

David W. Zang

Chapter 14: Victory for Allah: Muhammad Ali, the Nation of Islam, and American Society

David K. Wiggins

Chapter 15: The Fight for Title IX

Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford

 

Part VI: Sport During the Period of Celebrity and Globalization, 1985-Present

 

Chapter 16: Yearning for Yesteryear: Cal Ripken, Jr., The Streak, And the Politics of Nostalgia

Daniel A. Nathan and Mary G. McDonald

Chapter 17: Manhood, Memory, and White Men’s Sports in the American South

Ted Ownby

Chapter 18: The Whole World Isn’t Watching (But We Thought They Were): The Super Bowl and U.S. Solipsism

Christopher R. Martin and Jimmie L. Reeves

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