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The Resource Protecting home : class, race, and masculinity in boys' baseball, Sherri Grasmuck ; photographs by Janet Goldwater

Protecting home : class, race, and masculinity in boys' baseball, Sherri Grasmuck ; photographs by Janet Goldwater

Label
Protecting home : class, race, and masculinity in boys' baseball
Title
Protecting home
Title remainder
class, race, and masculinity in boys' baseball
Statement of responsibility
Sherri Grasmuck ; photographs by Janet Goldwater
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grasmuck, Sherri
Dewey number
306.4/83
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GV880.4
LC item number
.G73 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goldwater, Janet
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baseball for children
  • Boys
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Masculinity
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Baseball for children
  • Boys
  • Masculinity
  • Pennsylvania
  • Baseball
  • Junge
  • Philadelphia <Pa.>
Summary expansion
What can neighborhood baseball tell us about class and gender cultures, urban change, and the ways that communities value public space? Through a close exploration of a boys' baseball league in a gentrifying neighborhood of Philadelphia, sociologist Sherri Grasmuck reveals the accommodations and tensions that characterize multicultural encounters in contemporary American public life. Based on years of ethnographic observation and interviews with children, parents, and coaches, Protecting Home offers an analysis of the factors that account for racial accommodation in a space that was previously known for racial conflict and exclusion. Grasmuck argues that the institutional arrangements and social characteristics of children's baseball create a cooperative environment for the negotiation of social, cultural, and class differences. Chapters explore coaching styles, parental involvement, institutional politics, parent-child relations, and children's experiences. Grasmuck identifies differences in the ways that the mostly white, working-class "old-timers" and the racially diverse professional newcomers relate to the neighborhood. These distinctions reflect a competing sense of cultural values related to individual responsibility toward public space, group solidarity, appropriate masculine identities, and how best to promote children's interests-a contrast between "hierarchical communalism" and "child-centered individualism." Through an innovative combination of narrative approaches, this book succeeds both in capturing the immediacy of boys' interaction at the playing field and in contributing to sophisticated theoretical debates in urban studies, the sociology of childhood, and masculinity studies
Label
Protecting home : class, race, and masculinity in boys' baseball, Sherri Grasmuck ; photographs by Janet Goldwater
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) 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
Seeing the world in neighborhood baseball -- The neighborhood and race sponsorship: "a dropped third strike." Vignette: Kate's quiet championship -- The clubhouse and class cultures: "bringing the infield in." Vignette: How parents get on base -- The dugout and the masculinity styles of coaches: "never bail out." Vignette: making room for Lennie -- The bench and boys' culture: "the heart of the lineup."
Control code
62215772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 247 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610360888
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780813535548
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jvp53
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62215772
Label
Protecting home : class, race, and masculinity in boys' baseball, Sherri Grasmuck ; photographs by Janet Goldwater
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) 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
Seeing the world in neighborhood baseball -- The neighborhood and race sponsorship: "a dropped third strike." Vignette: Kate's quiet championship -- The clubhouse and class cultures: "bringing the infield in." Vignette: How parents get on base -- The dugout and the masculinity styles of coaches: "never bail out." Vignette: making room for Lennie -- The bench and boys' culture: "the heart of the lineup."
Control code
62215772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 247 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610360888
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780813535548
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jvp53
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62215772

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