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Sport in American Culture: From Ali to X-Games (Hardback)
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Sport in American Culture: From Ali to X-Games (Hardback)

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Hardback 479 Pages / Published: 19/11/2004
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A unique and timely exploration of the cultural impact of sport on American society, including lifestyles, language, and thinking.


* 400 A-Z entries covering a wealth of topics, including sports heroes, artifacts of sport, culture of consumption, racial discrimination, and gender

* 200+ distinguished contributors, including academics and professionals from a wide variety of fields

* Lavish illustrations and photographs support the subject areas and examples covered

* Extensive bibliographic information with individual reading suggestions for further study

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576070246
Number of pages: 479
Weight: 1361 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"In actuality, the approximately 400 entries in this encyclopedia run from Hank Aaron to Mildred Zaharias, but the selection of Muhammad Ali and the 'extreme sports' X Games for inclusion in the subtitle highlights the volume's emphasis on the broad cultural impact of sports." - Reference & Research Book News
"... an amazing range of individual subjects is covered here. Bottom line this fun and thought-provoking resource offers an extensive bibliography for further study ... recommended for all public libraries." - Library Journal
"Since the strength of this particular encyclopedia is its emphasis on the relationship between sports and Amercan culture, it is unique among sports reference sources and is a recommended purchase for public library reference or academic library collections. It would also be useful in high school libraries with large sports collections." - Booklist
"As a cultural history of sport, this book is a keeper. ... A well-organized, accessible resource." - Library Journal
"The approach is unique, and the essays raise pertinent issues concerning not only sport but also American society in general. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates." - Choice
"A well-organized, accessible resource." - School Library Journal
"This title is recommended for academic libraries." - American Reference Books Annual

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