Alan Klein's American Sports: An Anthropological Approach (Sport in the PDF

By Alan Klein

This assortment illustrates the expansiveness of an interdisciplinary method of the examine of activity. whereas rooted in anthropology, those essays reflect on American activities of their social, financial, cultural and political features, charting their evolution. The e-book attracts from historical past, sociology, and political technology; in addition to contemplating the connection among the built and constructing international; and tradition and masculinity.

The first a part of the booklet considers the neighborhood and worldwide interaction baseball, protecting:

  • Major League Baseball’s impression at the Dominican Republic

  • nationalism and baseball at the Mexican/US border

  • the globalizing forces of baseball as an industry.

The moment a part of the booklet is worried with the cultural exam of the responsiveness of masculinity to social and cultural forces, examining:

  • the exaggerated international of bodybuilders in Southern California

  • the cross-cultural comparisons of male behaviour on a bi-national baseball staff in Mexico

  • the old exam of Jews in American sport.


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