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Author: Allen Guttmann
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1986.
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In his previous books Allen Guttmann has provided incisive perspectives on Avery Brundage's role in the Olympic movement and on the nature of modern sports. Now, in his latest book, the accomplished historian of sport turns his attention from the playing field to the grandstand. Sports Spectators, the first historical study of the subject from antiquity to today, is at once erudite and entertaining; comprehensive  Read more...
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History
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Guttmann, Allen.
Sport spectators.
New York : Columbia University Press, 1986
(OCoLC)614912385
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Guttmann
ISBN: 9780231517096 0231517092
OCLC Number: 814018699
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I FROM ANTIQUITY TO MODERN TIMES; ONE: Greek and Roman Spectators; I. Before the Greeks; II. Greek Spectators; III. The Roman Arena; IV. Roman Circus and Byzantine Hippodrome; TWO. The Middle Ages and the Renaissance; I. Tournament into Pageant; II. Contests for Archers and Musketeers; III. Medieval and Renaissance Football; THREE. Englishmen and Others: Early Modern Times; I. Intimations of the Modern; II. Animal Sports; III. Men, Women, and Horses; IV. Combat Sports; V. Cricket and Community; VI. ""The Civilizing Process"" FOUR. Modern SpectatorsI. The New Role of Modern Spectator; II. Spectators at School, Club, and College; III. Country Club and Race Track; IV. English and Australian Cricket; V. The People's Game; VI. The Irish and Other Baseball Fans; VII. Fight Fans; VIII. Social Class and Spectator Behavior; PART II Contemporary Spectators; FIVE. Mediated Spectatorship; I. Shifting Methodological Gears; II. Modern Sports Journalism; III. Radio Sports; IV. The Wide World of Television Sports; SIX. Dehumanized Spectators?; I. The Neo-Marxist Indictment; II. Do the Watchers Also Do What They Watch? III. Does Spectatorship Divert from Politics?IV. Do Spectators Experience Catharsis?; SEVEN. Spectator Hooligans; I. Reports of Killed and Wounded; II. Preliminary Assessment and Theoretical Models; III. Who They Are and Why They Riot; IV. The Causes of Spectator Violence; EIGHT. Motivations Actual and Ideal; I. Methodological Qualms; II. Actual and Ideal Motivations; Notes; Index.
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In his previous books Allen Guttmann has provided incisive perspectives on Avery Brundage's role in the Olympic movement and on the nature of modern sports. Now, in his latest book, the accomplished historian of sport turns his attention from the playing field to the grandstand. Sports Spectators, the first historical study of the subject from antiquity to today, is at once erudite and entertaining; comprehensive and succint. Guttmann first examines the history of sports spectators, starting with Ancient Greece and Rome. He then moves on to the Renaissance and traces three early sp.

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