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American sports : an anthropological approach

Author: Alan Klein
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Sport in the global society.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays, which consider American sports in their social, economic, cultural and political aspects, charting their evolution. It considers the relationship between the developed and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Klein
ISBN: 9780415448307 0415448301
OCLC Number: 191752882
Description: xiv, 260 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction Part 1: Nationalism, Transnationalism, and Globalization 1. Culture, Politics, and Baseball in the Dominican Republic 2. Forging a National Industry: Baseball in the Dominican Republic 3. Borderline Treason: Nationalisms and Baseball on the Texas-Mexican Border 4. When Will There Be a Real World Series? 5. Progressive Ethnocentrism: Culture Issues in Regulating Transnational Sports Leagues Part 2: Culture, Bodies, and Masculinity 6. Comic Book Masculinity and Cultural Fictions 7. Massing Muscle on the Popular Front: The Rise to Respectability of Bodybuilding 8. Culture and Masculinity on the Tecos 9. Anti-Semitism versus Anti-Somatism: Seeking the Elusive Sporting Jew 10. Conclusion: Traversing Disciplinary Boundaries in a Global Sport World
Series Title: Sport in the global society.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Klein.
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