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Understanding American sports

Author: Gerald R Gems; Gertrud Pfister
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
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"Since the nineteenth century the USA has served as an international model for business, lifestyle and sporting success. Yet whilst the language of sport seems to be universal, American sports culture remains highly distinctive. Why is this so? How should we understand American sport? What can we learn about America by analyzing its sports culture? Understanding American Sports offers discussion and critical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald R Gems; Gertrud Pfister
ISBN: 9780415443654 0415443652 9780415443647 0415443644 9780203886175 0203886178
OCLC Number: 273819204
Description: x, 440 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: An introduction to the United States --
The evolution of American sports --
A nation of immigrants --
The relevance of baseball --
Football games --
College sport --
Physical education and sports in American schools --
Professional sport: development and organization --
Fitness and recreational sport --
Sport and race --
Women and sport: the long road to liberation --
The cultural importance of sports heroes --
Sport, media, consumption --
Sport as big business.
Responsibility: Gerald R. Gems and Gertrud Pfister.

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