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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
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrei S Markovits; Steven L Hellerman
ISBN: 1282569309 9781282569300 1400824184 9781400824182 9786612569302 6612569301 140081443X 9781400814435
OCLC Number: 1058770489
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (381 p.).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; One: The Argument: Sports As Culture in Industrial Societies-American Conformities and Exceptions; Two: The Formation of the American Sport Space: "Crowding Out" and Other Factors in the Relegation and Marginalization of Soccer; Three: Soccer's Trials and Tribulations: Beginnings, Chaos, "Almosts," Obscurity, and Colleges; Four: The Formation and Rearrangement of the American Sport Space in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century; Five: From the North American Soccer League to Major League Soccer. Six: The World Cup in the United StatesSeven: The Coverage of World Cup '98 by the American Media and the Tournament's Reception by the American Public; Conclusion; Appendixes; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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, 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 thoughtful and engaging tour of America's sports culture and connecting it with other fundamental American exceptionalisms. In so doing, it offers a comparative analysis of spo.

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