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The Norton Book of Sports

Author : George Plimpton
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A collection of writings on sports covers everything from baseball, to snorkeling, to race car driving, and includes stories and essays by Roger Angell, Mark Twain, W.P. Kinsella, John McPhee, Ring Lardner, James Joyce, Don Delillo, and many others

Sports Journalism

Author : Phil Andrews
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Phil Andrews has written a timely and engaging book designed to meet the requirements of the growing number of courses on sports journalism. This text provides both a contextual and practical overview of sports journalism, including the organization and interdependence of broadcast, print, and digital media; how media coverage of sport is structured and prioritized; interviews, sources, and contacts; planning, researching, and covering an event; and writing news, features, profiles, etc.

The Sporting Muse

Author : Don Johnson
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This study analyzes contemporary American sports poetry, demonstrating that poems about sports express common attitudes and showing what the respective sports' poems say about American culture of the last fifty years. While placing particular emphasis on the hero in American sports poetry, the study proves that a considerable body of sports poetry exists in American culture and that it is worthy of serious analysis. The study opens with the analysis done so far on sports poetry, articulates methods of approach, and gives a brief history of sports poetry, beginning with victory chants around the tribal campfire. From Thayer's "Casey at the Bat" to Gibb's "Listening to the Ballgame," the body of the work is organized thematically by sport: baseball, football, basketball, women's sports, and minor sports such as golf, racquet sports, and boxing. The study concludes with a chapter on poems about fans and spectators and a summary of the study's arguments. Each section gives detailed readings of many poems.


Author : Donald L. Deardorff
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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.

Case Studies in Sport Communication

Author : Robert S. Brown
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Essays analyzing the narratives that surround the physical and ritualistic activities of sport.

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 1999

Author : Peter M. Rutkoff
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This is an anthology of 23 papers that were presented at the Eleventh Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held June 9-11, 1999, and co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The papers focus on the antecedents of baseball and the early history of America's national pastime and are divided into five parts: "Baseball and the American Imagination," "Baseball and American Culture," "Baseball and American Society," "Baseball and American Business" and "Baseball and the Fan." The preface is by series editor Alvin L. Hall, and an introduction is provided by the editor of the volume, Peter M. Rutkoff.

Upon Further Review

Author : Michael Cocchiarale
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Examines the ways in which American fiction writers and poets have used sports figures and sporting events in order to comment on issues of race, gender, class, and nationality

Babe Ruth and the Creation of the Celebrity Athlete

Author : Thomas Barthel
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From his first year in the majors, George Herman "Babe" Ruth knew he could profit from celebrity. Babe Ruth Cigars in 1915 marked his first attempt to cash in. Traded to the Yankees in 1920, he soon signed with Christy Walsh, baseball's first publicity agent. Walsh realized that stories of great deeds in sports were a commodity, and in 1921 sold Ruth's ghostwritten byline to a newspaper syndicate for $15,000 ($187,000 today). Ruth hit home runs while Walsh's writers made him a hero, crafting his public image as a lovable scalawag. Were the stories true? It didn't matter--they sold. Many survive but have never been scrutinized until now. Drawing on primary sources, this book examines the stories, separating exaggerated facts from clear falsehoods. This book traces Ruth's ascendance as the first great media-created superstar and celebrity product endorser.

Sport in American Culture

Author : Joyce Duncan
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A unique and timely exploration of the cultural impact of sport on American society, including lifestyles, language, and thinking.

Norton s Literary Gazette and Publishers Circular

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