Sporting World of the Modern South
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Description: "Engaging a medley of perspectives and methodologies, The Sporting World of the Modern South examines how sports map the social, political, and cultural landscapes of the modern South.In essays on the ""backcountry"" fighter stereotypes portrayed in modern professional wrestling and the significance of Crimson Tide coaching legend Paul ""Bear"" Bryant for white Alabamians, contributors explore the symbols that have shaped southern regional identities since the Civil War. Other essays tackle gender and race relations in intercollegiate athletics, uncover the roles athletic competitions played in desegregating the South, and address the popularity of NASCAR in the southern states.Pairing the action and anecdotes of good sportswriting with rock-solid scholarship, The Sporting World of the Modern South adds historical and anthropological perspectives to legends and lore from the gridiron to the racetrack. This collection, with its innovative attention to the interplay between athletics and regional identity, is an insightful and compelling contribution to southern and sports history. "
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 3/14/2002
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|The Transformation of Southern Sport: Gender, Class, and Some Meanings of Modernity|
|The Manly, the Moral, and the Proficient: College Sport in the New South|
|Baseball, the Lost Cause, and the New South in Richmond, Virginia|
|"Dear Sisters" and "Hated Rivals": Athletics and Gender at Two New South Women's Colleges, 1893-1920|
|Turning the Tide: College Football and Southern Progressivism|
|Race Relations and Southern Sport: Athletics "Behind the Veil" and the Process of Desegregation|
|To "Bring the Race Along Rapidly": Sport, Student Culture, and Educational Mission at Historically Black Colleges during the Interwar Years|
|"We Were Ladies, We Just Played Like Boys": African American Women and Competitive Basketball at Bennett College, 1928-42|
|Integrating New Year's Day: The Racial Politics of College Bowl Games in the American South|
|Baseball's Reluctant Challenge: Desegregating Major League Spring Training Sites, 1961-64|
|"Something More Than the Game Will Be Lost": The 1963 Mississippi State Basketball Controversy and the Repeal of the Unwritten Law|
|Myths, Symbols, and Stereotypes in Southern Sport: The Shaping of a Regional Identity|
|An Atheist in Alabama Is Someone Who Doesn't Believe in Bear Bryant: A Symbol for an Embattled South|
|"The Tennessee Test of Manhood": Professional Wrestling and Southern Cultural Stereotypes|
|The King, the Young Prince, and the Last Confederate Soldier: NASCAR on the Cusp|
|Manhood, Memory, and White Men's Sports in the American South|