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Author Markovits, Andrei S., author.

Title Offside : soccer and American exceptionalism / Andrei S. Markovits and Steven L. Hellerman.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2001.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 367 pages) : illustrations
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Series Princeton studies in cultural sociology
Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-350) and index.
Contents The argument: sports as culture in industrial societies- American conformities and exceptions -- The formation of the American sport space: "crowding out" and other factors in the relegation and marginalization of soccer -- Soccer's trials and tribulations: beginnings, chaos, "almosts", obscurity, and colleges -- The formation and rearrangement of the American sport space in the second half of the twentieth century -- From the North American Soccer League to Major League Soccer -- The World Cup in the United States -- The coverage of World Cup '98 by the American media and the tournaments's reception by the American public.
Note Print version record.
Summary Soccer is the world's favorite pastime, a passion for billions around the globe. In the United States, however, the sport is a distant also-ran behind football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Why is America an exception? And why, despite America's leading role in popular culture, does most of the world ignore American sports in return? Offside is the first book to explain these peculiarities, taking us on a thoughtful and engaging tour of America's sports culture and connecting it with other fundamental American exceptionalisms. In so doing, it offers a comparative analysis of sports cultur.
Language In English.
Subject Sports -- United States -- Sociological aspects.
Soccer -- Social aspects -- United States.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hellerman, Steven L., 1958- author.
Other Form: Print version: Markovits, Andrei S. Offside. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2001 0691074461 (DLC) 00061115 (OCoLC)44728123
ISBN 140081443X (electronic bk.)
9781400814435 (electronic bk.)
9781400824182 (electronic bk.)
1400824184 (electronic bk.)
0691074461 (alk. paper)
069107447X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1515/9781400824182 doi
AU@ 000055604290
DEBBG BV042693122
DEBBG BV043059948
DEBSZ 430860811
DEBSZ 435484729
DEBSZ 44649738X
GBVCP 1003566995

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