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From Ritual to Record The Nature of Modern Sports

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ISBN-10: 0231133413

ISBN-13: 9780231133418

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Allen Guttmann

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One of the first books to recognize the importance of sports as a lens on the fundamental structure of societies. In this reissue, Guttmann emphasizes the many ways that modern sports have profoundly shaped contemporary life.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Allen Guttmann is professor of American studies at Amherst College. His many books include The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games, Games and Empires: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism(Columbia), and a translation of Peter K�hnst's Sports: A Cultural History in the Mirror of Art.He lives in Leverett, Massachusetts.

Preface
Play, Games, Contests, Sports
From Ritual to Record
Capitalism, Protestantism, and Modern Sport
Why Baseball Was Our National Game
The Fascination of Football
Individualism Reconsidered
Conclusion
Afterword. From Ritual to Record: A Retrospective Critique
Notes
Index