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More Than Just a Game: Sports in American Life Since 1945 (Columbia Histories of Modern American Life)

 
 
 
 
More Than Just a Game: Sports in American Life Since 1945 (Columbia Histories of Modern American Life)
Author: Kathryn Jay
ISBN 13: 9780231125352
ISBN 10: 231125356
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2006-04-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $30.00
 
 

This book examines major sports, both professional and intercollegiate, from baseball, football, and basketball to golf, tennis, stock car racing, and extreme sports, to explain how sports became a multibillion-dollar industry as well as a major influence on and reflection of American society. Jay also shows how sports have helped shape racial, gender, national, and class identities.