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The quality of home runs : the passion, politics, and language of Cuban baseball

Author: Thomas F Carter
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In parks and cafes, homes and stadium stands, Cubans talk baseball. This work contends that when they are analyzing and debating plays, teams, and athletes, Cubans are exchanging ideas not just about  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Carter
ISBN: 9780822342533 0822342537 9780822342762 0822342766
OCLC Number: 209333797
Description: 239 pages : .ill ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the theoretical "stretching" of sport and the state --
Baseball and the language of contention --
Circling the base paths : baseball, migration, and the Cuban nation --
The spectacle of and for Cuba --
The state in play : the politics of Cuba's national sport --
Fans, rivalries, and the play of Cuba --
Talking a good game --
The qualities of Cubanidad : calidad and lucha in baseball --
Conclusion : touching 'em all : recalling and recounting home runs.
Responsibility: Thomas F. Carter.
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"The Quality of Home Runs offers engaging and provocative perspectives on socialism, nationalism, masculinity, and the embodiment and poetics of sport in Cuba, all seen from the vantage point of the Read more...

 
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