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American sport culture : the humanistic dimensions

Author: Wiley Lee Umphlett
Publisher: Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, N.J. : Associated University Presses [distributor], ©1985.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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American sport culture.
Lewisburg, [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, N.J. : Associated University Presses [distributor], ©1985
(OCoLC)563836955
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wiley Lee Umphlett
ISBN: 0838750702 9780838750704
OCLC Number: 11468374
Description: 322 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The humanistic conflict in American sport culture --
[I. Sociocultural approach] American sports, American virtues / Michael Novak. Corruption of sports / Christopher Lasch. Political and social dimensions of sports / Richard Lipsky. Where have you gone, Frank Merriwell? The decline of the American sports hero / Richard C. Crepeau. American televised sport : business as usual / Joan Chandler. Rotten apples of gold : gambling in American sports / Neil D. Isaacs --
[II. Individualized experience] Varsity syndrome : the unkindest cut / Robert Lipsyte. Amateur myth : the rights and responsibilities of college athletes / Allen L. Sack. Revenue sport system and the academic-athletic conflict / Jack Hutslar. Ralph Sampson and Ralph Simpson : two case studies of professional basketball's hardship draft and the American dream / William H. Wiggins Jr. Women's professional football and the changing role of the woman athlete / John Bridges. Athletic performance and spectator behavior : the humanistic concern of sports psychology / Jeffrey H. Goldstein --
[III. Literary-folkloric interpretation] North Dallas forty and the tradition of the American sporting myth / Wiley Lee Umphlett. Introduction to sport and the spirit of play in American fiction / Christian K. Messenger. Counterimages of the student athlete in football folklore / William H. Beezley. Religion and sports : three muscular Christians in American literature / Robert J. Higgs. Failure of games in Don DeLillo's End zone. Black literary experience in games and sports / Lloyd W. Brown --
[IV. Academic analysis] Sport culture studies : the state of the discipline / Gregory S. Sojka. Lower mythology and the higher cliches / George Core. Joy of sports books : a tout sheet / David L. Vanderwerken --
Sport studies and the anthropology curriculum / Kendell Blanchard --
[V. Humanistic conflict in sport : a summing up] Sport for all, from Saga of American sport / John A. Lucas & Ronald A. Smith.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction and commentary by Wiley Lee Umphlett.

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