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More Than Just a Game
Author: Kathryn Jay

ISBN: 9780231125352
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 5 March 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 18.1 x 1.8
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"More Than Just a Game" tracks the explosion of the sports industry in the United States since 1945 and how it has shaped class, racial, gender, and national identities. By examining both professional and intercollegiate sports such as baseball, football, basketball, golf, tennis, and stock car racing, Kathryn Jay looks at the impact of packaging, salary, hype, corporate sponsorship, drug use, and the presence of women and African American players. Jay also considers the persistent belief that sports encourage good citizenship and morality despite a rise in cheating and violent behavior and an unabashed emphasis on financial gain. "More Than Just a Game" is a fascinating exploration of a phenomenon that has engaged the American imagination and thrilled fans for decades.

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