Sports Talk

ISBN-10: 0205583377
ISBN-13: 9780205583379
Edition: 2009
Authors: Lisa Beckelhimer
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Description: Sports infiltrates nearly every aspect of our society-mass media, the economy, our bonds with friends and strangers, our language, politics, industry, and international relations-and this lively anthology provides a foundation for critical  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.40
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638

Sports infiltrates nearly every aspect of our society-mass media, the economy, our bonds with friends and strangers, our language, politics, industry, and international relations-and this lively anthology provides a foundation for critical discussions and good writing on a wide range of contemporary issues centered around sports. Analyzing sports goes far beyond keeping up with playersrsquo; and teamsrsquo; statistics, and even beyond reading books or magazines about sports or athletes. This reader is intended to give students the apparatus to analyze sports and sportswriting in a more critical context. The readings and discussion questions prompt a variety of thinking and writing skills including research, comparison, analysis, reflection, argument, and synthesis-skills that will be helpful to students in college and in the work force.

Preface
Playing or Competing: What Do Sports Mean to America?
Roger Rosenblatt,Reflections: Why We Play the Game
John Gerdy,Sports: The All-American Addiction
Richard Hoffer,A Break in the Action
Robert Lipsyte,March Madness-a lot like life
Mary Billard,NASCAR Nirvana
The Whole World Isn't Watching (But We Thought They Were)
The Super Bowl and U.S. Solipsism
Popular or Political: What Do Sports Mean to the World?
Game: The Prehistoric Origin of Sports
The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games
Buzkashi: An Afghan Tradition Thrives
A Cricket Match Bridges a Longtime Gap in Punjab
Ernest Hemingway,Bullfighting a Tragedy
Passion in Work and at Play
Offensive or on the Defense: What Role Does Violence Play in Sports?
Examining the Bertuzzi-Moore NHL ice hockey incident
Crossing the line between sanctioned and unsanctioned violence in sport
In NFL, Violence Sells, But at What Cost?
Where is the Budo in Mixed Martial Arts?
Danger on the Dome
Discrimination or Opportunity
What Role Does Race Play in Sports?
The Indian Wars
Of Polls and Race Prejudice: Sports Illustrated's Errant 'Indian Wars'
Latino players can revive baseball in America
Joe Louis' biggest knockout
Asian America's Response to Shaquille O'Neal Riddled with Racial-Sexual Anxiety
Debate on Women at Augusta Catches Woods Off Balance
Barriers or Breakthroughs
What Role Does Gender Play in Sports?
The Patriotic Pinch Hitter
The AAGBL and How the American Wom

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