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The Resource Fair and foul : beyond the myths and paradoxes of sport, D. Stanley Eitzen

Fair and foul : beyond the myths and paradoxes of sport, D. Stanley Eitzen

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Fair and foul : beyond the myths and paradoxes of sport
Title
Fair and foul
Title remainder
beyond the myths and paradoxes of sport
Statement of responsibility
D. Stanley Eitzen
Title variation
Beyond the myths and paradoxes of sport
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Americans have long cherished sport for its display of superb skills, heroic efforts, selfless teamwork, uncanny strategies, exuberance, spontaneity, and loyalty. 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."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Eitzen, D. Stanley
Dewey number
796
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706.5
LC item number
.E567 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sportsociologie
  • Mythevorming
Label
Fair and foul : beyond the myths and paradoxes of sport, D. Stanley Eitzen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. The duality of sport -- 2. Sports unites, sport divides -- 3. Names, logos, mascots, and flags : the contradictory uses of sports symbols -- 4. Sport is fair, sport is foul -- 5. Sport is healthy, sport is destructive -- 6. Sport is expressive, sport is controlled -- 7. Myth : sports are played on a level playing field -- 8. The contradictions of big-time college sports -- 9. The path to success? : myth and reality -- 10. Professional sports Franchises : public teams, private businesses -- 11. The globalization of sport -- 12. The challenge : changing sport
Control code
ocn276406150
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
vii, 291 p.
Isbn
9780742564701
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2008047982
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o276406150
  • (OCoLC)276406150
Label
Fair and foul : beyond the myths and paradoxes of sport, D. Stanley Eitzen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. The duality of sport -- 2. Sports unites, sport divides -- 3. Names, logos, mascots, and flags : the contradictory uses of sports symbols -- 4. Sport is fair, sport is foul -- 5. Sport is healthy, sport is destructive -- 6. Sport is expressive, sport is controlled -- 7. Myth : sports are played on a level playing field -- 8. The contradictions of big-time college sports -- 9. The path to success? : myth and reality -- 10. Professional sports Franchises : public teams, private businesses -- 11. The globalization of sport -- 12. The challenge : changing sport
Control code
ocn276406150
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
vii, 291 p.
Isbn
9780742564701
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2008047982
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o276406150
  • (OCoLC)276406150

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