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

American Sports : From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports (ISBN10: 0130977500; ISBN13: 9780130977502)
ISBN13: 978-0130977502
ISBN10: 0130977500

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 t ...show morehese 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.

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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 07/09/2003
International: No

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