Sports Benjamin Rader American Sports

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American Sports

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American Sports offers a reflective, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. Readers will focus on the diverse relationships between sports and class, gender, race, ethnicity, religion and region, and understand how these interactions can bind diverse groups together. By considering the economic, social and cultural factors that have surrounded competitive sports, readers will understand how sports have reinforced or challenged the values and behaviors of society.

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Revised to give greater attention to continuities in the American sporting experience, this widely-acclaimed book offers a gracefully written, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. Acutely sensitive to clarity and style, it gives emphasis to the historical relationship between sports and such major social cleavages as class, race, ethnicity, gender, and region, as well as the power that sports have exercised in binding diverse peoples together.

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The Fifth Edition of this widely acclaimed book offers a gracefully written, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. It gives special attention to the meanings of sports in historical contexts and the historical relationship between sports and such social cleavages as class, race, ethnicity, gender and region as well as the power that sports have exercised in binding diverse peoples together.

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