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Columbia Histories of Modern American Life

More Than Just a Game

Sports in American Life Since 1945

Kathryn Jay

More Than Just a Game

Columbia Histories of Modern American Life

More Than Just a Game

Sports in American Life Since 1945

Columbia Histories of Modern American Life: More Than Just a Game

 

Traces the complex evolution of sports in American society over the course of the past sixty years, explaining how and why the major sports--both professional and collegiate--including baseball, football, golf, and basketball, have become a multibillion-dollar industry, as well as a major influence on and reflection of American society.


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Beschrijving Columbia Histories of Modern American Life: More Than Just a Game

This book examines major sports, both professional and intercollegiate, from baseball, football, and basketball to golf, tennis, stock car racing, and extreme sports, to explain how sports became a multibillion-dollar industry as well as a major influence on and reflection of American society. Jay also shows how sports have helped shape racial, gender, national, and class identities.


ISBN
9780231125345
Pagina's
304
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Columbia Histories of Modern American Life
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480
Druk
1
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Hardback
Taal
Engels
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Columbia University Press

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