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Briley, Ron 1949-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 3,345 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GV865.R6, 796.357092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ron Briley
All-stars & movie stars : sports in film & history by Ron Briley( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sports films are popular forms of entertainment around the world, but beyond simply amusing audiences, they also reveal much about class, race, gender, sexuality, and national identity. In All-Stars and Movie Stars, Ron Briley, Michael K. Schoenecke, and Deborah A. Carmichael explore the interplay between sports films and critical aspects of our culture, examining the films as both historical artifacts and building blocks of ideologies, values, and stereotypes." "The book covers not only Hollywood hits such as Field of Dreams and Miracle but also documentaries, such as The Journey of the African American Athlete, and international cinema, such as the German film The Miracle of Bern. The book also explores television coverage of sports, commenting on the relationship of media to golf and offering a new perspective on the culture and politics behind the depictions of the world's most popular pastimes."--Jacket
Dreaming baseball by James T Farrell( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mickey Donovan grew up on the South Side of Chicago dreaming of becoming a star for the White Sox. Donovan's childhood dream came true in 1919 when he made the team. Despite the fact that he spent most of his rookie season on the bench, it was truly a magical year - until the Black Sox scandal turned it into a nightmare. -- Book jacket
Class at bat, gender on deck and race in the hole : a line-up of essays on twentieth century culture and America's game by Ron Briley( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Illuminating""--Choice; ""unique...an educational pleasure""--Crosswinds Weekly; ""enjoyable and informative reading""--Unholy Troika. Nineteen essays by Briley focus on major league baseball as it reflected the changing American culture from about 1945 to about 1980. He examines the era through the lens of race, gender and class--categories which have increasingly become essential analytical tools for scholars
The ambivalent legacy of Elia Kazan : the politics of the post-HUAC films by Ron Briley( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elia Kazan first made a name for himself on the Broadway stage, directing productions of such classics as The Skin of Our Teeth, Death of Salesman, and A Streetcar Named Desire. His venture to Hollywood was no less successful. He won an Oscar for only his second film, Gentleman's Agreement, and his screen version of Streetcar has been hailed as one of the great film adaptations of a staged work. But in 1952, Kazan's stature was compromised when he was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Kazan's decision to name names allowed him to continue his filmmaking career, but at what price to him and the Hollywood community? In The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan: The Politics of the Post HUAC Films, Ron Briley looks at the work of this unquestionable master of cinema whose testimony against former friends and associates influenced his body of work. By closely examining the films Kazan helmed between 1953 and 1976, Briley suggests that the director's work during this period reflected his ongoing leftist and progressive political orientation. The films scrutinized in this book include Viva Zapata!, East of Eden, A Face in the Crowd, Splendor in the Grass, America America, The Last Tycoon, and most notably, On the Waterfront, which many critics interpret as an effort to justify his HUAC testimony. In 1999, Kazan was awarded an honorary Oscar that caused considerable division within the Hollywood community, highlighting the lingering effects of the director?s testimony. The blacklist had a lasting impact on those who were named and those who did the naming, and the controversy of the HUAC hearings still resonates today. The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan will be of interest to historians of postwar America, cinema scholars, and movie fans who want to revisit some of the director's most significant films in a new light
The politics of baseball : essays on the pastime and power at home and abroad( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of sixteen essays looks at the sport from the perspectives of race, sexual orientation, economic power, social class, imperialism, nationalism, and international diplomacy. The essays underscore the point that baseball is not just a form of entertainment, but a major part of the culture and power struggles of American life as well as the nation's footprint --Provided by publisher
The baseball film in postwar America : a critical study, 1948-1962 by Ron Briley( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work focuses on the baseball movie genre in the years following World War II, beginning with the 1948 biopic The Babe Ruth Story and ending with the 1962 Mickey Mantle-Roger Maris vehicle Safe at Home!, when consensus was that conflict should be limited in American society by emphasizing economic growth and a strong stand against Communism"--Provided by publisher
[Book review of] One woman's political journey : Kate Barnard and social reforrm, 1875-1930, by Lynn Musslewhite and Suzanne Jones Crawford by Ron Briley( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Review of Improving rural lives : a history of Farm Bureau in Kansas, 1912-1992, by Thomas D. Van Sant] by Ron Briley( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

All-stars & Movie Stars: Sports in Film & History (Film & history) by Deborah A Carmichael( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Book review of] Populist cartoons : an illustrated history of the third-party movement in the 1890s, by Worth Robert Miller by Ron Briley( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Review of New westers : the West in contemporary American culture, by Michael L. Johnson] by Ron Briley( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Film and history( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie Robinson : race, sports, and the American dream( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With these words, President Clinton contributed to Long Island University's three-day celebration of that momentous event in American history when Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball. This new book includes presentations from that celebration, especially chosen for their fresh perspectives and illuminating insights. A heady mix of journalism, scholarship, and memory offers a presentation that far transcends the retelling of just another sports story. Readers get a true sense of the social conditions prior to Robinson's arrival in the major leagues and the r
American sports in film( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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All-stars & movie stars : sports in film & history
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Dreaming baseballClass at bat, gender on deck and race in the hole : a line-up of essays on twentieth century culture and America's gameThe politics of baseball : essays on the pastime and power at home and abroadThe baseball film in postwar America : a critical study, 1948-1962