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Author Jay, Kathryn.

Title More than just a game : sports in American life since 1945 / Kathryn Jay.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.35709 J331m 2004    ---  Available
 FSCC Non-Fiction  796.357 JAY 2004    ---  Available
Description x, 287 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Columbia histories of modern American life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-267) and index.
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.
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.
Subject Sports -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0231125348 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231125345 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. NLGGC 260092940
YDXCP 2061618
NZ1 8309043

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