Baseball and American Culture Across the Diamond

ISBN-10: 078901484X

ISBN-13: 9780789014849

Edition: 2003

Authors: Edward J. Rielly
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Description: This thoughtful look at American baseball & its social impact, examines the sport through the eyes of commentators, historians & scholars. It looks at how the sport & society intersect & interact, & how the game has come to be the quintessential American sport.

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List price: $115.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/27/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 318
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

About the Editor
Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
The American Fan
A Distinct Sense of Belonging
Home Base: A Survey of Backyard Baseball Diamonds
On Fenway, Faith, and Fandom: A Red Sox Fan Reflects
Baseball Memorabilia
Baseball Inclusivity
From Jackie to Elvis, from Selma to St. Petersburg: The Desegregation of Spring Training
Creating Home with the Ball Field: The Dynamics of Baseball and Civic Inclusivity for Germans, Irishmen, and Blacks During the Late Nineteenth Century
The Internet and the Popularization of the Negro Leagues
Baseball and Blacks: A Loss of Affinity, a Loss of Community
The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: Accomplishing Great Things in a Dangerous World
Globalization of Baseball in Popular Culture
Money, Managing, and Myth
Here's the Pitch: Baseball and Advertising
From John McGraw to Joe Torre: Industrial Management Styles Applied Throughout the History of Major League Baseball
The Hall of Fame and the American Mythology
Baseball and the Arts
Politics, Patriotism, and Baseball On-Screen
Writing Their Way Home: American Writers and Baseball
Baseball As a Second Language: The Impenetrability of Our National Pastime
Baseball Poetry: Society's Overlooked and Underestimated Literary Art Form
Eiron Men, "You Know Me, Alazons," and Pixies: Baseball Humor As American Humor
Baseball and Resolution of Conflict
Baseball Labor Relations: Is It Safe to Go Back to the Ballpark?
God and the Diamond: The "Born-Again" Baseball Autobiography
The Winter Meetings, the King of Baseball, and the Conscience of the Game
Control Problems: The Limitations of Baseball As Metaphor
Boys of Summer, Suicides of Winter: An Introduction to Baseball Suicides
Index
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