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Rooting for the home team : sport, community, and identity

Author: Daniel A Nathan
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how various American communities create and maintain a sense of collective identity through sports.

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel A Nathan
ISBN: 9780252037610 0252037618 9780252079146 0252079140
OCLC Number: 816316059
Description: x, 237 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Basketball and magic in "Middletown": locating sport and culture in American social science / Mark Dyreson --
The biggest "classic" of them all: the Howard University and Lincoln University Thanksgiving Day football games, 1919-1929 / David K. Wiggins --
Bobby Jones, southern identity, and the preservation of privilege / Catherine M. Lewis --
Football town under Friday night lights: high school football and American dreams / Michael Oriard --
Girls' six-player basketball: "the essence of small-town life in Iowa" / Jaime Schultz and Shelley Lucas --
Chicago's game / Christopher Lamberti --
the Baltimore blues: the Colts and civic identity / Daniel A. Nathan --
The voice of Los Angeles / Elliott J. Gorn and Allison Lauterbach --
We believe: the anatomy of Red Sox nation / Amy Bass --
American Brigadoon: Joe Paterno's Happy Valley / David W. Zang --
Jayhawk pride / Michael Ezra --
Finding my place: a sports odyssey / Susan Cahn --
A Philadelphia nocturne / Mike Tanier --
The cult of Micky Ward in Massachusetts / Carlo Rotella.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel A. Nathan.

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"The book offers unexpected insight into how sports communities are used to shore up a mythologized American past."--Journal of Sport History "These accessible, illustrative essays-written by Read more...

 
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