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The Resource Offside : soccer and American exceptionalism, Andrei S. Markovits and Steven L. Hellerman

Offside : soccer and American exceptionalism, Andrei S. Markovits and Steven L. Hellerman

Label
Offside : soccer and American exceptionalism
Title
Offside
Title remainder
soccer and American exceptionalism
Statement of responsibility
Andrei S. Markovits and Steven L. Hellerman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Soccer is the world's favorite pastime, a passion for billions around the globe. In the United States, however, the sport is a distant also-ran behind football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Why is America an exception? And why, despite America's leading role in popular culture, does most of the world ignore American sports in return? Offside is the first book to explain these peculiarities, taking us on a thoughtful and engaging tour of America's sports culture and connecting it with other fundamental American exceptionalisms. In so doing, it offers a comparative analysis of sports cultures in the industrial societies of North America and Europe. The authors argue that when sports culture developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, nativism and nationalism were shaping a distinctly American self-image that clashed with the non-American sport of soccer. Baseball and football crowded out the game. Then poor leadership, among other factors, prevented soccer from competing with basketball and hockey as they grew. By the 1920s, the United States was contentedly isolated from what was fast becoming an international obsession. The book compares soccer's American history to that of the major sports that did catch on. It covers recent developments, including the hoopla surrounding the 1994 soccer World Cup in America, the creation of yet another professional soccer league, and American women's global preeminence in the sport. It concludes by considering the impact of soccer's growing popularity as a recreation, and what the future of sports culture in the country might say about U.S. exceptionalism in general." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/prin021/00061115.html
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Markovits, Andrei S
Dewey number
796.334/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706.5
LC item number
.M363 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hellerman, Steven L.
Series statement
Princeton studies in cultural sociology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Soccer
  • Exceptionalism
  • Exceptionalism
  • Soccer
  • Sports
  • United States
  • Voetbal
  • Sportsociologie
  • Fußball
  • Gesellschaft
  • Kultur
  • USA
  • Sports
  • Football
  • USA
Label
Offside : soccer and American exceptionalism, Andrei S. Markovits and Steven L. Hellerman
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The argument: sports as culture in industrial societies- American conformities and exceptions -- The formation of the American sport space: "crowding out" and other factors in the relegation and marginalization of soccer -- Soccer's trials and tribulations: beginnings, chaos, "almosts", obscurity, and colleges -- The formation and rearrangement of the American sport space in the second half of the twentieth century -- From the North American Soccer League to Major League Soccer -- The World Cup in the United States -- The coverage of World Cup '98 by the American media and the tournaments's reception by the American public
Control code
ocm44728123
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 367 pages
Isbn
9780691074474
Lccn
00061115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44728123
  • (OCoLC)44728123
Label
Offside : soccer and American exceptionalism, Andrei S. Markovits and Steven L. Hellerman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The argument: sports as culture in industrial societies- American conformities and exceptions -- The formation of the American sport space: "crowding out" and other factors in the relegation and marginalization of soccer -- Soccer's trials and tribulations: beginnings, chaos, "almosts", obscurity, and colleges -- The formation and rearrangement of the American sport space in the second half of the twentieth century -- From the North American Soccer League to Major League Soccer -- The World Cup in the United States -- The coverage of World Cup '98 by the American media and the tournaments's reception by the American public
Control code
ocm44728123
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 367 pages
Isbn
9780691074474
Lccn
00061115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44728123
  • (OCoLC)44728123

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