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The Routledge History of American Sport / Edition 1

The Routledge History of American Sport / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781138786752
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/14/2016
Series: Routledge Histories Series
Pages: 484
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Linda J. Borish is Associate Professor in the History Department and Gender/Women’s Studies Department at Western Michigan University. She has presented and published her work nationally and internationally.

David K. Wiggins is a professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Sport and Leisure in Society at George Mason University.

Gerald R. Gems is a past president of the North American Society for Sport History, the current vice-president of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport, and a Fulbright Scholar, who has presented his work in 29 countries

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Introduction. Linda J. Borish, David K. Wiggins, and Gerald R. Gems

I. Introduction to American Sport History: Perspectives and Prospects

  1. Theory and Method in American Sport History (John Soares)
  2. New Directions and Future Considerations in American Sport History (Jaime Schultz)
  3. The Wild West of Pedagogy: Thoughts on Teaching American Sport History (Ryan Swanson)

II. Sport and Education

4. Progressive Era Sport, Education, and Reform (Brian Ingrassia)

5. Intercollegiate Sports (Ronald A. Smith)

6. High School Sports (Robert Pruter)

7. Youth Sports (Dennis Gildea)

III. Race, Ethnicity, American Sport and Identity

8. Native American Sports (John D. Bloom)

9. African Americans and Sports (Charles H. Martin)

10. Latinos and Sport (Adrian Burgos, Jr.)

11. Irish Americans and Sport (Ralph C. Wilcox)

12. German Americans and Sport (Annette R. Hofmann)

13. Sport and Italian American Identity (Gerald R. Gems)

14. Jews and American Sports (Steven A. Riess)

15. Asian Americans and Sport (Joel S. Franks)

IV. Gender and American Sport

16. The Historical Influence of Sport in the Lives of American Females (Roberta J. Park)

17. Title IX, Race, and Recent Sport (Sarah Fields)

18. Sport and Masculinity (Kevin B. Wamsley and Macintosh Ross)

19. Queering Fields and Courts: Considerations on LGBT Sport History (Rita Liberti)

V. The Business of Sport

20. Sport, Television and the Media (Richard C. Crepeau)

21. Commercialized Sport, Entrepreneurs and Unions in Major League Baseball (Braham Dabscheck)

22. Play for Pay: Professional Sports and American Culture (Richard O. Davies)

23 Sport in American Film (Donald J. Mrozek)

24. Hegemony and Identity: The Evolution of American Women’s Participation

in Active Sport Tourism (Brenda P. Wiggins and Margaret J. Daniels)

VI. Material Culture and Sport

25. Playgrounds, Stadiums, and Country Clubs (Robert C. Trumpbour)

26. Building American Muscle: A Brief History of Barbells, Dumbbells and

Pulley Machines (Jan Todd and Jason Shurley)

27. Sport Training, Sport Science, and Technology (Amanda N. Schweinbenz)

VII. Social Movements and Political Uses of Sport

28. "Faster, Higher, Stronger"—And More Patriotic: American Olympic Narratives (Mark Dyreson, Tom Rorke, and Adam Berg)

29. American Military Sport from Colonial Times to the Twenty First Century (Wanda Ellen Wakefield)

30. A Divided World: The US, the USSR, and Sport during the Cold War Sport (Chris Elzey)

VIII. Facets of Sport in Recent American Culture

31 Active Radicals: the Political Athlete in the Contemporary Moment (Amy Bass)

32. Alternative, Extreme (and Avant-Garde) Sport (Robert E. Rinehart)

33. Not Quite a Slam Dunk: Globalization and American Team Sports (John Nauright)

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