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Author Dyreson, Mark, 1959-

Title Making the American team : sport, culture, and the Olympic experience / Mark Dyreson.

Imprint Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, c1998.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.0973 D994m    ---  Available
Description viii, 269 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Sport and society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-252) and index.
Contents Inventing the sporting republic -- Athens, 1896 : "See the conquering heroes come" -- Paris, 1900 : exhibiting American athletic nationalism -- St. Louis, 1904 : an "all-American" Olympics -- The limits of universal claims : how class, gender, race, and ethnicity shaped the sporting republic -- Athens, 1906, and London, 1908 : Uncle Sam was all right -- Stockholm, 1912 : the sporting republic's zenith -- The idea of a sporting republic : athletic technology, American political culture, and progressive visions of civilization -- The decline of the sporting republic.
Subject Sports and state.
Nationalism and sports.
Sports -- Social aspects.
Olympics -- Philosophy.
ISBN 0252066545 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0252023498 (cloth : acid-free paper)

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