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

Other titles
  • Why Americans watch baseball, football and basketball and what they see when they do.
Edition
  • 1st ed.
Published
  • New York : Public Affairs ©2004
Physical description
xviii, 332 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
  • 1586482521
  • 9781586482527
  • 1586483307
  • 9781586483302
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Describes how the origins and development of the three major professional team sports in the United States have reflected human psychological needs and social and economic changes in the United States.

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