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City games : the evolution of American urban society and the rise of sports

Author: Steven A Riess
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1991, ©1989.
Series: Sports and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Illini books edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven A Riess
ISBN: 0252062167 9780252062162
OCLC Number: 23739530
Description: xii, 332 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Sport in the walking city, 1820-70. Urbanization and sport in the walking city --
Sport in the industrialized radial city, 1870-1960 : the quest for identity and the separatist dynamics of urban sport. Sport and the urban social structure ; Sport, race, and ethnicity --
Rationalized visions of social integration and urban sport. Sport and public space ; Organized youth sport --
The power brokers and the business of urban sport. Urban politics, organized crime, and the commercialization of professional spectator sport ; Spectator sport and semipublic space --
Sport in the suburban era, 1945-80. Urbanization, suburbanization, and the business of professional team sports --
Conclusion: Urbanization and the rise of American sport.
Series Title: Sports and society.
Responsibility: Steven A. Riess.

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"Riess has dug deeply into the urban roots of our national obsession. City Games is valuable reading for anyone interested in America's cities or America's sports." -- Stephen Hardy, author of How Read more...

 
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