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Author Mandelbaum, Michael.

Title The meaning of sports : why Americans watch baseball, football, and basketball, and what they see when they do / Michael Mandelbaum.

Imprint New York : Public Affairs, c2004.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.044 M312m 2004    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xviii, 332 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-320) and index.
Contents 1: A variety of religious experience -- A modern creation -- Diversion and clarity -- Shining examples -- The rise of team sports -- The Atlantic Gulf -- 2: Baseball: the remembrance of things past -- The traditional game -- The individual's game -- The golden age -- Artists and scientists -- The silver age -- 3: Football: the spectacle of violence -- The industrial game -- The war game -- The college game -- The coach's game -- The golden age -- 4: Basketball: the chemistry of teamwork -- The post-industrial game -- The generic game -- The latecomer -- The grass roots -- The golden age -- The future of sports.
Subject Professional sports -- Social aspects.
Baseball -- Social aspects.
Football -- Social aspects.
Basketball -- Social aspects.
National characteristics, American.
ISBN 1586483307 (pbk.)
1586482521
9781586482527
9781586483302 (pbk.)
Standard No. NLGGC 265171490
YDXCP 2059943
NZ1 8563963

 
    
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