Riess examines the evolution of sport from its rural and urban origins as a less-than-respectable entertainment for the lower classes, through its antebellum upsurge when, with the development of a new sport ideology, it attained respectability - penetrating and finally remaking popular culture. Using a topical approach, Riess looks at sport from several vantage points, analysing the interaction between sport and the rise of modern cities; the impact of sport on immigration, race, class, and gender; how sport became accessible through technological innovations; how it became integral to various educational and social movements; the coming of the professional sports figure; sport's links to politics and organised crime; and, the role of women in sport. Highlighted with colourful anecdotes, the narrative unfurls a pageant of celebrities and unknowns, players, spectators, and entrepreneurs - all engaged in the drama that is American sport.
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Descripción Harlan Davidson, Inc., Wheeling, IL, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 221pp. Inscribed by the author to Allan Guttmann, well-known sports historian and author. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 072800
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