The New American Sport History: Recent Approaches and Perspectives

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252065675
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Series: Sport and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: American Sport History - Toward a New Paradigm 1
1 Sports through the Nineteenth Century 33
2 The Early Years of Baseball, 1845-60 58
3 In the Beginning Was the Rule 88
4 Regulating the Body and the Body Politic: American Sport, Bourgeois Culture, and the Language of Progress, 1880-1920 121
5 Gender and Sporting Practice in Early America, 1750-1810 147
6 Sport and the Redefinition of Middle-Class Masculinity in Victorian America 173
7 The "Amazon" and the American "Lady": Sexual Fears of Women as Athletes 198
8 Sports and Eros 215
9 The Meanings of Prizefighting 225
10 "Oy Such a Fighter!": Boxing and the American Jewish Experience 251
11 Muscular Marxism and the Chicago Counter-Olympics of 1932 284
12 Selling Sport and Religion in American Society: Bishop Sheil and the Catholic Youth Organization 300
13 "Great Speed but Little Stamina": The Historical Debate over Black Athletic Superiority 312
14 Entrepreneurs, Organizations, and the Sports Marketplace 341
15 Mediated Spectatorship 366
16 The "Visible Hand" on the Footrace: Fred Lebow and the Marketing of the Marathon 386
17 The Quest for Self-Sufficiency and the New Strenuosity 402
Contributors 417
Index 421
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