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.

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