- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- University of Arkansas Press
- Wiggins, David K. (red.)
- 228 x 152 x 19 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 508 g
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"Swanson and Wiggins have assembled a collection of ambitious scope and compelling topics that will interest scholars and laypersons alike." --Journal of Sport History, Fall 2017 "As noted, Philly Sports successfully complicates the city's 'underdog ethos.' ... Philly's greatest underdog is not a Philly underdog because, as the contributions to this collection illustrate, the city's underdog identity is a continually constructed interpretation of the sporting reality as experienced by (primarily white) men. The fact that many of the chapters concern the late 1960s and early 1970s, a historical moment when masculinity was being redefined due to African American's struggle for equality and the rise of second wave feminism, further attests to the constructed, historically-specific nature of the city's underdog definition. Overtime, this definition may shift, opening a space for Washington and other influential sportswomen such as Dawn Staley and Mo'ne Davis. But for now, Philly Sports remains men's sports (and, for the sake of Sixers' fans, let's hope Ben Simmons can join this legacy)." --Sport in American History, August 2016 "This book offers an engaging variety of topics for Philly fans, and non-Philly fans, that span sports in the city from colonial times to the current day. It covers the topics of race, gender, social class, and ethnicity in a fashion helpful to scholars and yet accessible to the general public, allowing readers to gain an intimate knowledge of the city and its residents. It is a welcome addition to the annals of urban history." --Gerald R. Gems, past president, North American Society for Sport History
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Ryan Swanson is an assistant professor and director of the Lobo Scholars Program at the University of New Mexico. He has written widely on sport in America and is the author of When Baseball Went White: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Dreams of a National Pastime. David K. Wiggins is a professor and codirector of the Center for the Study of Sport and Leisure in Society at George Mason University. He is the editor, coeditor, or author of many books, including, most recently, DC Sports: The Nation's Capital at Play.