The Routledge History of American Sport

Considering sport through innovative themes and topics such as the business of sport, material culture and sport, the political uses of sport, and gender and sport, this text offers an interdisciplinary analysis of American leisure.

The Routledge History of American Sport

The Routledge History of American Sport provides the first comprehensive overview of historical research in American sport from the early Colonial period to the present day. Considering sport through innovative themes and topics such as the business of sport, material culture and sport, the political uses of sport, and gender and sport, this text offers an interdisciplinary analysis of American leisure. Rather than moving chronologically through American history or considering the historical origins of each sport, these topics are dealt with organically within thematic chapters, emphasizing the influence of sport on American society. The volume is divided into eight thematic sections that include detailed original essays on particular facets of each theme. Focusing on how sport has influenced the history of women, minorities, politics, the media, and culture, these thematic chapters survey the major areas of debate and discussion. The volume offers a comprehensive view of the history of sport in America, pushing the field to consider new themes and approaches as well. Including a roster of contributors renowned in their fields of expertise, this ground-breaking collection is essential reading for all those interested in the history of American sport.

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The Routledge History of American Sport
Language: en
Pages: 466
Authors: Linda J. Borish, David K. Wiggins, Gerald R. Gems
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-04 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge History of American Sport provides the first comprehensive overview of historical research in American sport from the early Colonial period to the present day. Considering sport through innovative themes and topics such as the business of sport, material culture and sport, the political uses of sport, and gender
The Routledge History of American Sport
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Linda J. Borish
Categories: Electronic books
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

The Routledge History of American Sport provides the first comprehensive overview of historical research in American sport from the early Colonial period to the present day.
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Language: en
Pages: 660
Authors: William J. Connell, Stanislao G. Pugliese
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-27 - Publisher: Routledge

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The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America
Language: en
Pages: 374
Authors: Jonathan Daniel Wells
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-14 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America provides an important overview of the main themes within the study of the long nineteenth century. The book explores major currents of research over the past few decades to give an up-to-date synthesis of nineteenth-century history. It shows how the century defined much of
The Routledge History of Queer America
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Don Romesburg
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-22 - Publisher: Routledge

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