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Professional sports have become a prism through which Americans view complex issues such as race, gender, violence, and commercialism. The essays in this volume survey how sports have historically served as a mirror of society and how they continue to reflect major trends and issues within American culture.
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"As in many other Greenhaven series, such as Opposing Viewpoints, these volumes in the new Examining Pop Culture series includes excerpts from a range of periodicals and primary sources. Both titles, with their sophisticated language and bibliographies of mostly scholarly resources, are best suited for older, academically advanced teens. A fine new series to spark well-informed discussions about lifestyle and current issues."
-- Booklist (October 2001) (Booklist 2001-10-15)
"The entries are well-balanced and present a variety of viewpoints."
-- School Library Journal (School Library Journal)
"Fascinating, informative reading as well as a solid research support; a generous, annotated selection of additional resources is appended."
-- Booklist (April 2002) (Booklist 2002-04-01)
"This is a useful tool for students doing research or simply looking for expert opinions on some of today's hottest sports topics. It provides readers with talk-showlike commentaries, backed with ample research and documentation. This title is a great choice for libraries trying to beef up their sports sections with more than just biographies, rule books, and story collections."
--School Library Journal (March 2004) (School Library Journal 2004-03-01)
"Teens will be attracted to this fresh examination at how sports reflect and impact on society."
--School Library Journal (October 2004) (School Library Journal 2004-10-01)
Grade 9 Up--This book offers a plethora of information, opinions, history, facts, and speculation. Articles written by journalists, college professors, authors, and researchers give validity to topics such as, "The Super Bowl and U.S. Chauvinism" and "Femininity and Feminism in the WNBA." A wide variety of subjects is covered, including the rise of extreme sports, the market power of professional athletes, the history of professional sports, and fanatic fans. Each in-depth article covers a topic from many angles. This is a useful tool for students doing research or simply looking for expert opinions on some of today's hottest sports topics. It provides readers with talk-showlike commentaries, backed with ample research and documentation. This title is a great choice for libraries trying to beef up their sports sections with more than just biographies, rule books, and story collections.--Julie Webb, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, KY
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