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SportsWorld : an American dreamland

Author: Robert Lipsyte
Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : [2018 edition]View all editions and formats
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"Tough and witty, SportsWorld is a well-known commentator's overview of the most significant form of mass culture in America--sports. It's a sweaty Oz that has grown in a century from a crucible for character to a complex of capitalism, a place where young people can find both self-fulfillment and cruel exploitation, where families can huddle in a sanctuary of entertainment and be force fed values and where cities
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lipsyte, Robert.
SportsWorld.
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017055081
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lipsyte
ISBN: 9780813593234 0813593239 9780813593210 0813593212
OCLC Number: 1023820948
Notes: Includes index.
Originall published: New York : Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., ©1975.
Machine generated contents note: Contents Introduction to the 2018 Edition Introduction to the Original Edition Chapter 1. Welcome to SportsWorld Chapter 2. Please Rise for Our National Pastime Chapter 3. Sport of the Sixties: Instant Replay ... Replay ... Replay ... Chapter 4. The Heavyweight Crown Prince of the World Chapter 5. Sport of the Seventies: Sly, Midnight Moves Chapter 6. The Rack Page Chapter 7. The Body Biz Chapter 8. Designated Heroes, Ranking Gods, All-Star Holy Persons Chapter 9. The Last American Dream Index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 263 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction to 2018 Edition; Introduction to Original Edition; Chapter 1: Welcome to SportsWorld; Chapter 2: Please Rise for Our National Pastime; Chapter 3: Sport of the Sixties; Chapter 4: The Heavyweight Crown Prince of the World; Chapter 5: Sport of the Seventies; Chapter 6: The Back Page; Chapter 7: The Body Biz; Chapter 8: Designated Heroes, Ranking Gods, All-Star Holy Persons; Chapter 9: The Last American Dream; Index; About the Author
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