Sport in American Culture: From Ali to X-games (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2004 - Reference - 479 pages
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"Sport in American Culture" is the first and only reference work to provide an in-depth and up-to-date exploration of sport and its impact on American culture. Essays from more than 200 scholars, professionals, and sports enthusiasts address how sport has changed our lifestyles, language, and thinking.

Arranged alphabetically, the work introduces key sport figures and national icons, with a focus on their cultural impact, examines individual sports and how they have influenced society, and discusses such phenomena as the billion-dollar athletic apparel industry, sport as big business, and the effect of sport on gender, racial views, pride, and nationalism. In addition to expected topics, the work also includes less studied areas such as myths, audience rituals, Wheaties, comic books, the hula hoop, and religion.

  

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Contents

From Ali to XGames A
1
From Ali to XGames B
37
From Ali to XGames C
71
From Ali to XGames D
97
From Ali to XGames E
113
From Ali to XGames F
123
From Ali to XGames G
145
From Ali to XGames H
157
From Ali to XGames P
281
From Ali to XGames R
297
From Ali to XGames S
327
From Ali to XGames T
361
From Ali to XGames U
375
From Ali to XGames V
381
From Ali to XGames W
385
From Ali to XGames X
413

From Ali to XGames I
179
From Ali to XGames J
187
From Ali to XGames K
197
From Ali to XGames L
203
From Ali to XGames M
219
From Ali to XGames N
249
From Ali to XGames O
271
From Ali to XGames Y
415
From Ali to XGames Z
419
From Ali to XGames Bibliography
423
From Ali to XGames List of Contributors and Advisors
445
From Ali to XGames Index
449
From Ali to XGames About the Author
479
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Joyce D. Duncan is managing editor of the Sport Literature Association.

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