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The Resource More than just a game : sports in American life since 1945, Kathryn Jay

More than just a game : sports in American life since 1945, Kathryn Jay

Label
More than just a game : sports in American life since 1945
Title
More than just a game
Title remainder
sports in American life since 1945
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Jay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every aspect of the sporting world has exploded in the years since 1945. Player salaries, the cost of fielding a team, the hype surrounding games, the number of cameras on the sidelines, the corporate sponsorships, the level of drug use, the number of women and African Americans participating, the global reach of games: all of these have contributed to a shift in the way Americans perceive the meaning of sports. More Than Just a Game traces these complex developments over the past sixty years. This book examines major sports, both professional and intercollegiate, from baseball, football, and basketball to golf, tennis, stock car racing, and extreme sports. It also covers the politics and social ramifications of the Olympic games and the growing appetite for recreational sports. How did the National Basketball Association go from a podunk regional league to an international powerhouse? How does Lance Armstrong's career illustrate some of the major trends in sports in the last twenty years? Why did the 1973 tennis "Battle of the Sexes" between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs matter? In answering these questions, Kathryn Jay shows how sports have helped shape racial, gender, national, and class identities. She also shows how athletes have been packaged as consumer products to be bought and sold. Nevertheless, transcendent moments occur regularly, and this book is replete with them. More Than Just a Game argues that the need to win has created a fascinating duality. On the one hand, Americans celebrate athletes as national heroes and believe sports encourage good citizenship and morality. On the other hand, the problems created by such a powerful emphasis on winning-cheating scandals, drug use, violent behavior, and an emphasis on financial gain-have been bemoaned as representing the decline of the nation itself. In the United States, sports have rarely been just fun and games
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jay, Kathryn
Dewey number
796.357/0973/09045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706.5
LC item number
.J39 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Columbia histories of modern American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • HISTORY
  • Sports
  • United States
  • Soziale Stellung
  • Sport
  • USA
  • Sport
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Histoire
  • Impact social
  • Sociologie du sport
  • Sport
  • 20e siècle
  • États-Unis
  • USA
Label
More than just a game : sports in American life since 1945, Kathryn Jay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sports, the American way -- An athletic cold war -- A brave new world -- Making sense of the sixties -- Walking the picket line and fighting for rights -- Competing on the open market -- High-priced heroes go global
Control code
614999010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 288 pages, 16 pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231500708
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgsvtk
Publisher number
MWT11859772
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)614999010
Label
More than just a game : sports in American life since 1945, Kathryn Jay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sports, the American way -- An athletic cold war -- A brave new world -- Making sense of the sixties -- Walking the picket line and fighting for rights -- Competing on the open market -- High-priced heroes go global
Control code
614999010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 288 pages, 16 pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231500708
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgsvtk
Publisher number
MWT11859772
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)614999010

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