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This guide to the available literature on sports in American culture during the last two decades of the 20th century is a companion to Jack Higg's Sports: A Reference Guide (Greenwood, 1982). The types of individual or team sports included in this volume include those that are viewed as physical contests engaged in for physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological fulfillment. With a focus on books alone, chapters review the available literature regarding sports and each concludes with a bibliography. Academic journals likely to contain articles on the topics discussed are listed at the end of each chapter. Twelve chapters discuss sports and American history, business and law, education, ethnicity and race, gender, literature, philosophy and religion, popular culture, psychology, science and technology, sociology and world history.

This reference and guide to further research will appeal to scholars of popular culture and sports. An index and two appendixes are included, one listing important dates in American sports from 1980 through 2000 and one listing sports halls of fame, museums, periodicals, and websites.

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Profiles books on aspects of sports, including law, education, gender, literature, popular culture, science, and world history. Books are evaluated according to the substantive quality of the information presented, its timeliness and significance, whether or not it is the product of solid research and documentation, and the quality of the writing and overall presentation. Each chapter is followed by a complete bibliography that contains more works on the subject area, and lists academic journals that frequently contain articles on that subject. Appendices list dates in sports history from 1980 to 2000, as well as web sites, databases, periodicals, and research centers. The author teaches English at Cedarville College.
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This guide to the available literature on sports in American culture during the last two decades of the 20th century is a companion to Jack Higg's Sports: A Reference Guide (Greenwood, 1982). The types of individual or team sports included in this volume include those that are viewed as physical contests engaged in for physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological fulfillment. With a focus on books alone, chapters review the available literature regarding sports and each concludes with a bibliography. Academic journals likely to contain articles on the topics discussed are listed at the end of each chapter. Twelve chapters discuss sports and American history, business and law, education, ethnicity and race, gender, literature, philosophy and religion, popular culture, psychology, science and technology, sociology and world history. This reference and guide to further research will appeal to scholars of popular culture and sports. An index and two appendixes are included, one listing important dates in American sports from 1980 through 2000 and one listing sports halls of fame, museums, periodicals, and websites.

Synopsis:

A guide to the available literature on sports in American culture during the last two decades.

About the Author

DONALD L. DEARDORFF II is an English Professor at Cedarville College, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Sport and American History

Sport: Business and Law

Sport and Education

Sport: Ethnicity and Race

Sport and Gender

Sport and Literature

Sport: Philosophy and Religion

Sport and Popular Culture

Sport Psychology

Sport: Science and Technology

Sport and Sociology

Sport and World History

Appendix I Important Dates in American Sports: 1980-2000

Appendix II Halls of Fame, Libraries, Museums, Periodicals, and Web Sites

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313304453
Other:
Deardorff, Donald L.
Author:
Higgs, Robert J.
Author:
Deardorff, Donald L.
Author:
Deardorff, Donald
Author:
Deardorff, Donald L., II
Publisher:
Greenwood
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Series:
American Popular Culture
Series Volume:
[no. 83-84]
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.57x6.40x1.24 in. 1.70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This guide to the available literature on sports in American culture during the last two decades of the 20th century is a companion to Jack Higg's Sports: A Reference Guide (Greenwood, 1982). The types of individual or team sports included in this volume include those that are viewed as physical contests engaged in for physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological fulfillment. With a focus on books alone, chapters review the available literature regarding sports and each concludes with a bibliography. Academic journals likely to contain articles on the topics discussed are listed at the end of each chapter. Twelve chapters discuss sports and American history, business and law, education, ethnicity and race, gender, literature, philosophy and religion, popular culture, psychology, science and technology, sociology and world history. This reference and guide to further research will appeal to scholars of popular culture and sports. An index and two appendixes are included, one listing important dates in American sports from 1980 through 2000 and one listing sports halls of fame, museums, periodicals, and websites.
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