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American Sports : From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports

American Sports : From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130977502

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Published: 2004
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American Sports : From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports - 5TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130977502

Benjamin G. Rader

ISBN13: 978-0130977502
ISBN10: 0130977500
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

For courses in American Sport History and History of Sport.

Completely updated and revised, this text sets sports in a social-cultural historical context. The Fifth Edition of this highly-acclaimed text offers a reflective, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. With a focus on the historical relationship between sports, and gender, class, race, ethnicity, religion, and region, this text considers how sports transcend these fundamental categories, and how the experience of sports either as a player or as a fan can bind diverse groups together. This text also looks at how sports at various historical moments have reinforced or challenged the values and behaviors of society.

Features :

  • NEW--Revamped and additional material in each chapter with particular attention paid to women's sports.
  • Ensures a balanced and contemporary presentation that students can relate to.
  • NEW--A total revision of Chapter 11 on The Intercollegiate Football Spectacle.
  • Discusses current issues such as continuing controversies, brutality, and the formation of conferences, so that students can possess a well-rounded and timely view of the topic.
  • NEW--A greater emphasis in Chapter 7 on the role of sports in the forging of an American upper class.
  • Helps students understand and analyze the societal affects of sports in our culture.
  • NEW--New sections on the new middle class, consumer culture, and the quest for excitement (Chapter 8); female cheerleading (Chapter 13); and the new individualism and sports (Chapter 14).
  • Examines the influence of sports within gender, class structure, culture, and the individual, illustrating for students how sports can affect various areas of their own lives.
  • NEW--A complete updating of chapters 14 through 21.
  • Offers students a more accessible and topical approach to the subject matter.
  • Explores the connection between modern sports and society, including the influence of television on recent sport history.
  • Gives students tangible examples of how sports affects our culture so they can thoroughly and accurately analyze the relationship between sports and society.
  • Contains a vivid analysis of sports in the colonial era.
  • Provides students with the historical framework so they can understand the growth of sports in society.
  • Includes chapter summaries, illustrations, graphs, tables, and updated bibliographical information.
  • Furnishes students with a host of supplemental study aids so they can better absorb core material.


Author Bio

Rader, Benjamin G. : University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Table of Contents

1. Sports in Early America.
2. The Setting for Nineteenth-Century Sports.
3. The Sporting Fraternity and Its Spectacles.
4. The Rise of America's National Game.
5. Nineteenth-Century Sporting Communities.
6. The Rise of Intercollegiate Sports.
7. The Rise of Organized Youth Sports, 1880-1920.
8. The Setting for Organized Sports, 1890-1950.
9. The Age of Sports Heroes.
10. Baseball's Golden Age.
11. The Intercollegiate Football Spectacle.
12. The Club Sports Go Public.
13. The Rise and Decline of Organized Women's Sports, 1890-1960.
14. The Setting of Organized Sports Since 1950.
15. Professional Team Sports in the Age of Television.
16. College Sports in the Age of Television.
17. American Sports in a Global Arena.
18. The African American Quest for Equity in Sports.
19. The Quest for Equity in Women's Sports.
20. The Athletes.
21. American Sports: A Concluding Statement.

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