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The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 1998

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 1998

by Thomas L. Altherr
     
 

This is an anthology of 20 papers that were presented at the Tenth Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held in June 1998, and co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Commencing with a perceptive speech by keynote speaker G. Edward White, this Symposium examined such topics

Overview

This is an anthology of 20 papers that were presented at the Tenth Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held in June 1998, and co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Commencing with a perceptive speech by keynote speaker G. Edward White, this Symposium examined such topics as whether a city can support two—not just one—major league team, how television broadcasters and their ball clubs interrelate and how masculine dominance in baseball mainly curtailed female advancement in the game and business.

These essays, divided into sections titled "Baseball as a Business," "Baseball and Communication," "Baseball and Racial and Ethnic Perspectives," "Baseball and Gender Matters," "Baseball and Images" and "The 'Other' Leagues of Baseball," cut through the quick and easy judgments of the media and offer instead the longer, more informed view of scholars and researchers.

Editorial Reviews

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The 20 papers represent most of the presentations to the tenth annual gathering. They cover baseball as business, communications, racial and ethnic perspectives, gender matters, images, and the other leagues that once played baseball. Some have been published separately since then. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786409549
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/20/2002
Series:
Cooperstown Symposium Series, #2
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas L. Altherr is a professor of history at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Alvin L. Hall is director of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

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