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Author by : Kevin G. Quinn Languange Used : en Release Date : 2014-01-10 Publisher by : McFarland ISBN : 9780786453283 File Size : 43,6 Mb Total Download : 657
Though Americans spend more than $25 billion a year on sports and sporting events, this book argues that the influence of sports on our lives is even more profound than this huge figure would seem to suggest. Exploring such topics as the role of sports in the creation of mass culture, cheating, the abuse of illegal drugs, the strange and fascinating role that numbers play in sporting events, and the future of spectator sport, this book surveys the outsized impact that sports have on American culture. The author draws from new work in such fields as history, economics, politics, sociology, psyc
Author by : Patrick Collins Languange Used : en Release Date : 2011-09-01 Publisher by : A&C Black ISBN : 9781408165935 File Size : 55,6 Mb Total Download : 410
There was once a time, not so long ago, where our sporting heroes were treated with veneration. Players were players and their watchers were passive. Heroes lived on pedestals - they weren't public property. This book explores the many ways this dynamic has changed over the years. From the Barmy Army's loud but loyal support of the England cricket team to the jeers that greeted our returning footballers after the World Cup, the relationship between athlete and fan is now quite dramatically different. With his usual gentle wit and subtle intelligence, renowned sports writer Patrick Collins reco
Author by : Stephen F. Ross Languange Used : en Release Date : 2008-08-19 Publisher by : Stanford University Press ISBN : 080476977X File Size : 46,7 Mb Total Download : 699
Fans of baseball, football, basketball, and hockey have long been exploited and oppressed by the monopolistic practices of team owners. The time has come for a revolution in the organization of major U.S. sports! Fans of the World, Unite! is a clarion call to sports fans. Appealing to anyone who is in despair due to the greed and incompetence of team owners, this book proposes a significant restructuring of sports leagues. It sets out a rational program for a revolution that will serve the best interests of the fans and of the sport itself. But Stephen F. Ross and Stefan Szymanski are no Marxi