The New American Sport History: Recent Approaches and Perspectives
by S W. Pope
contributions by Peter Levine, Donald J Mrozek, Michael Oriard, S W. Pope, Benjamin G. Rader, Steven A. Riess, Nancy L. Struna, David K. Wiggins, Melvin L. Adelman, William J. Baker, Pamela L Cooper, Mark Dyreson, Gerald R. Gems, Elliott J. Gorn, Allen Guttmann and Stephen Hardy
University of Illinois Press, 1996
Cloth: 978-0-252-02264-7 | Paper: 978-0-252-06567-5
Library of Congress Classification GV581.N48 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.0973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

In this collection, sixteen scholars explore topics as diverse as the historical debate over black athletic superiority, the selling of sport in society, the eroticism of athletic activity, sexual fears of women athletes, and the marketing of the marathon. 


In line with the changing nature of sport history as a field of study, the essays focus less on traditional topics and more on themes of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and national identity, which also define the larger parameters of social and cultural history. It is the first anthology to situation sport history within the broader fields of social history and cultural studies. 


Contributors are Melvin L. Adelman, William J. Baker, Pamela L. Cooper, Mark Dyreson, Gerald R. Gems, Elliott J. Gorn, Allen Guttmann, Stephen H. Hardy, Peter Levine, Donald J. Mrozek, Michael Oriard, S. W. Pope, Benjamin G. Rader, Steven A. Riess, Nancy L. Struna, and David K. Wiggins.


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