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*Sport in America: New Historical Perspectives - 85 edition

*Sport in America: New Historical Perspectives (ISBN10: 0313247056; ISBN13: 9780313247057)
ISBN13: 978-0313247057
ISBN10: 0313247056

Summary: This stimulating anthology provides a scholarly perspective on the history of sport. New and exciting dimensions of sport history are introduced by exploring its political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. Race relations and racism in sport, the interaction of sports and politics, sexism and the role of women in sports, and the role that the profit motive plays in sports are among the topics covered. The impact of American attitudes toward violence as they apply to sport, and sport's powe
rful role in reinforcing class values are also reviewed from a historical perspective.
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Summary: This stimulating anthology provides a scholarly perspective on the history of sport. New and exciting dimensions of sport history are introduced by exploring its political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. Race relations and racism in sport, the interaction of sports and politics, sexism and the role of women in sports, and the role that the profit motive plays in sports are among the topics covered. The impact of American attitudes toward violence as they apply to sport, and sport's powerful role in reinforcing class values are also reviewed from a historical perspective....show less

Edition/Copyright: 85
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Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Year Published: 1985
International: No



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