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Offside : soccer and American exceptionalism

Author: Andrei S Markovits; Steven L Hellerman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Series: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Soccer is the world's favorite pastime, a passion for billions around the globe. In the United States, however, the sport is a distant also-ran behind football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Why is America an exception? And why, despite America's leading role in popular culture, does most of the world ignore American sports in return? Offside is the first book to explain these peculiarities, taking us on a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Markovits, Andrei S.
Offside.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00061115
(OCoLC)44728123
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrei S Markovits; Steven L Hellerman
ISBN: 140081443X 9781400814435 9781400824182 1400824184
OCLC Number: 52716620
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 367 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The argument: sports as culture in industrial societies- American conformities and exceptions --
The formation of the American sport space: "crowding out" and other factors in the relegation and marginalization of soccer --
Soccer's trials and tribulations: beginnings, chaos, "almosts", obscurity, and colleges --
The formation and rearrangement of the American sport space in the second half of the twentieth century --
From the North American Soccer League to Major League Soccer --
The World Cup in the United States --
The coverage of World Cup '98 by the American media and the tournaments's reception by the American public.
Series Title: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Responsibility: Andrei S. Markovits and Steven L. Hellerman.
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Soccer is the world's favorite pastime, a passion for billions around the globe. In the United States, however, the sport is a distant also-ran behind football, baseball, and hockey. Why is America  Read more...

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