America's Game(s): A Critical Anthropology of Sport (Sport by Benjamin Eastman,Michael Ralph,Sean Brown

By Benjamin Eastman,Michael Ralph,Sean Brown

This insightful quantity considers tips to find the USA within the carrying international: within the traditions and rituals of a countrywide hobby or within the baseball academies run by way of American specialist groups within the Dominican Republic? With the athletes that hold a flag in Olympic ceremonies or one of the executives within the boardrooms of Nike? The participants argue that 'America' is found in those everyday websites and practices but in addition and more and more in those novel contexts, the place the our bodies, options, and aspirations of others have gotten topic to American ludic, agonistic, and ethical orders. jointly, their rivalry is that American activities as a class should be reconsidered, take into consideration the large networks of craftsmanship, finance, and function relocating out from American athletic associations in addition to the ever expanding inflow of expertise coming from out of the country that sustains American collegiate athletics.


As the United States strives to stability cosmopolitan pursuits with resurgent nationalism, it truly is severe to contemplate 'American activities' from inside and with out. This ebook should be of serious curiosity to students of tradition, politics, and sport.


This booklet was once released as a different factor of the International magazine of the heritage of Sport.

Show description

Read Online or Download America's Game(s): A Critical Anthropology of Sport (Sport in the Global Society) PDF

Similar popular culture books

Icons of American Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Center (Greenwood Icons)

What turns a development into an icon? what's it approximately a few buildings that makes their heritage and legend much more vital than their unique meant use, making them part of American, and international, pop culture? Twenty 4 constructions and buildings, together with the Brooklyn Bridge, the White residence, the resort del Coronado, and the Washington Monument are offered the following, in addition to their roles in fiction, movie, track, and the mind's eye of individuals world wide.

Trials of the Century: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture and the Law

This finished set of essays records crucial legal, civil, and political trials within the usa from colonial instances to the current, interpreting their effect on either felony heritage and pop culture. • Chronological essays on American "trials of the century" from the colonial interval to the trendy period • A chronology of recognized situations and U.

Forensic Science in Contemporary American Popular Culture: Gender, Crime, and Science (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies)

This ebook identifies, lines, and interrogates modern American culture's fascination with forensic technology. It seems to be to the various diverse websites, genres, and media the place the forensic has turn into a cultural typical. It turns to start with to the main seen areas the place forensic technology has captured the collective mind's eye: crime motion pictures and tv courses.

Reimagining Sustainability in Precarious Times

This ebook displays the significant charm of the Anthropocene and how it stimulates new discussions and ideas for reimagining sustainability and its position in schooling in those precarious occasions. The authors discover those new imaginings for sustainability utilizing various theoretical views in an effort to reflect on cutting edge methods of attractive with strategies which are now influencing the sector of sustainability and schooling.

Extra info for America's Game(s): A Critical Anthropology of Sport (Sport in the Global Society)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 21 votes
 

Author: admin