Rooting for the Home Team (BOK)

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Rooting for the Home Team examines how various American communities create and maintain a sense of collective identity through sports. Looking at large cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, and Los Angeles as well as small rural towns, suburbs, and college towns, the contributors consider the idea that rooting for local athletes and home teams often symbolizes a community's preferred understanding of itself, and that doing so is an expression of connectedness, public pride and pleasure, and personal identity. Some of the wide-ranging essays point out that financial interests also play a significant role in encouraging fan bases, and modern media have made every seasonal sport into yearlong obsessions. Celebrities show up for big games, politicians throw out first pitches, and taxpayers pay plenty for new stadiums and arenas. The essays in Rooting for the Home Team cover a range of professional and amateur athletics, including teams in basketball, football, baseball, and even the phenomenon of no-glove softball.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780252079146 Antall sider 248
Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 23cm x 1,9cm Vekt 372 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Daniel A. Nathan
Emner og form Popular culture, Sports teams & clubs