9780714682051

Sport and Memory in North America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780714682051

  • ISBN10:

    0714682055

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2001-09-29
  • Publisher: Frank Cass
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Summary

Cultures and nations remember themselves with select bodily images, evocative rituals and texts. This volume illustrates how sport is used in the creation, maintenance and now global dissemination of a nation's cherished values. Carefully drawn cases of sport in North America - American baseball and football, figure skating and gymnastics, Canadian hockey and track and field, for example - show the potency of sport's "cultural work". The book captures uplifting images which are stressed in the public performance and national and international broadcasting of sport, but also notes the omissions and distortions of social reality that persist in sport performance and mass marketing in North America.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
vii
Acknowledgments ix
Series Editor's Foreword xi
Prologue 1(22)
Stephen G. Wieting
Judy Polumbaum
THE SOCIAL IMAGE IN MEMORY AND REPRESENTATION
Cultural Identity, Law, and Baseball
23(20)
Sarah K. Fields
Pride and Prejudice: Reflecting on Sport Heroes, National Identity, and Crisis in Canada
43(20)
Steven J. Jackson
Pam Ponic
Remembering the Black and Gold: African Americans, Sport Memory, and the University of Iowa
63(38)
David R. McMahon
THE BODY IN MEMORY AND REPRESENTATION
Tobacco, Health, and the Sports Metaphor
101(20)
Michelle McQuistan
Christopher Squier
Drugs and Numbers in the Reporting of American Sports
121(19)
Michael A. Katovich
Curling in Canada
140(17)
Stephen G. Wieting
Danny Lamoureux
American's National Pastime and Canadian Nationalism
157(28)
Sean Hayes
Forcing the Fairytale: Narrative Strategies in Figure Skating Competition Coverage
185(28)
Bettina Fabos
The Whole World Isn't Watching (But We Thought They Were): The Super Bowl and United States Solipsism
213(42)
Christopher R. Martin
Jimmie L. Reeves
Epilogue: The Future of Exchange between Local Culture and Global Trends 255(3)
Stephen G. Wieting
Judy Polumbaum
Notes on Contributors 258(5)
Index 263

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