By Frank Hoffmann,Edward J Rielly,Martin J Manning
Baseball and American tradition: around the Diamond is a considerate examine baseball's impression on American society during the eyes of the game's finest students, historians, and commentators. Edited by means of Dr. Edward J. Rielly, writer of Baseball: An Encyclopedia of pop culture, the booklet examines how baseball and society intersect and engage, and the way the integral American online game displays and impacts American tradition. Enlightening and pleasing, Baseball and American tradition provides a multidisciplinary viewpoint on baseball's involvement in almost each vital social improvement within the United Statespast and present.
Baseball and American tradition examines baseball’s specific function as a sociological touchstone, offering scholarly essays that discover the sport as a microcosm for American societygood and undesirable. themes contain the fight for racial equality, women’s function in society, immigration, management-labor conflicts, ads, patriotism, faith, the restrictions of baseball as a metaphor, and suicide. Contributing authors comprise Larry Moffi, writer of This facet of Cooperstown: An Oral heritage of significant League Baseball within the Fifties and Crossing the road: Black significant Leaguers, 1947-1959, and a number of presenters to the 2001 Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American tradition, together with Thomas Altherr, George Grella, Dave Ogden, Roberta Newman, Brian Carroll, Richard Puerzer, and the editor himself.
Baseball and American tradition positive factors 23 essays in this attention-grabbing topic, together with:
On Fenway, religion, and Fandom: A crimson Sox Fan Reflects
Baseball and Blacks: A lack of Affinity, A lack of Community
The corridor of reputation and the yankee Mythology
Writing Their manner domestic: American Writers and Baseball
God and the Diamond: The Born-Again Baseball Autobiography
Baseball and American tradition: around the Diamond is a vital learn for baseball enthusiasts and historians, teachers inquisitive about activities literature and pop culture, and scholars of yankee society.
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Baseball and American Culture: Across the Diamond (Contemporary Sports Issues) by Frank Hoffmann,Edward J Rielly,Martin J Manning