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Faithful to Fenway : believing in Boston, baseball, and America's most beloved ballpark

Author: Michael Ian Borer
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the mystique of the ballpark

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ian Borer
ISBN: 9780814799765 0814799760 9780814799772 0814799779
OCLC Number: 177820249
Description: ix, 263 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Boston believes : Fenway Park, a "lyrical little bandbox" --
The birth of an urban ballpark : leisure, nostalgia, and the baseball creed --
The ballpark at rest : the civic partnership between Boston, the Red Sox, and the Fenway faithful --
Objects of faith and consumption : souvenirs, replicas, and other representations of Fenway Park --
Some diamonds are not forever : debating the future of Fenway Park --
Believe in Boston : Red Sox nation and the cultural power of place.
Responsibility: Michael Ian Borer.
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"Even Yankee fans will have much to consider from this book, published so soon after the Red Sox curse has ended. This is an important work of the sociology of sport and of urban sociology." -Gary Read more...

 
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