Fair and Foul: Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1999 - Sports - 185 pages
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This book moves beyond the myths and media hype to take a closer look at America's love of sport and how it so often comes in conflict with our most basic values. With reverence yet a sharp eye for the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political maneuvering, and media grandstanding, Eitzen portrays famous and lesser known events from professional and college sports, including well known coaches and players, to give us a deeper understanding of what sports means to us and how it affects our everyday world.
 

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Contents

The Duality of Sport
1
Sport Unites Sport Divides
11
Names Logos Mascots and Flags The Contradictory Uses of Sport Symbols
29
Sport Is Fair Sport Is Foul
41
Sport Is Healthy Sport Is Destructive
59
Sport Is Expressive Sport Is Controlled
79
The Democratic Ideal and School Sport
93
The Contradictions of BigTime College Sport
105
The Path to Success? Myth and Reality
131
Professional Sport Franchises Public Teams Private Businesses
145
The Challenge Changing Sport
161
Index
171
About the Author
185
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D. Stanley Eitzen is professor emeritus of sociology, Colorado State University.

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