American Sports: An Anthropological Approach (Sport in the by Alan Klein

By Alan Klein

This assortment illustrates the expansiveness of an interdisciplinary method of the learn of recreation. whereas rooted in anthropology, those essays think about American activities of their social, financial, cultural and political elements, charting their evolution. The ebook attracts from historical past, sociology, and political technological know-how; in addition to contemplating the connection among the built and constructing global; and tradition and masculinity.

The first a part of the publication considers the neighborhood and worldwide interaction baseball, protecting:

  • Major League Baseball’s effect at the Dominican Republic

  • nationalism and baseball at the Mexican/US border

  • the globalizing forces of baseball as an industry.

The moment a part of the booklet is anxious with the cultural exam of the responsiveness of masculinity to social and cultural forces, examining:

  • the exaggerated international of bodybuilders in Southern California

  • the cross-cultural comparisons of male behaviour on a bi-national baseball group in Mexico

  • the historic exam of Jews in American sport.


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