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SportsWars : Athletes in the Age of Aquarius

Title
SportsWars : Athletes in the Age of Aquarius / David W. Zang.
ISBN
9781610753937
9781557287700
9781557287137
Publication
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2001.
Manufacture
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2021
Copyright Notice Date
©2001.
Physical Description
1 online resource (212 pages): illustrations
Local Notes
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Notes
Description based on print version record.
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Summary
The Vietnam era's tensions--between tradition and new possibilities, black and white, young and old, male and female--were played out on the field of professional and organized sports. SportsWars shows that the century-old position of sports as the standard-bearer for American values, and as a central way of building character, made it a prime target in this time of general disenchantment. Critics began to challenge not only individual abuses but sport's very ideals, and for the first time these critics included athletes themselves. Zang locates a variety of larger cultural debates within professional sports and organized sports more generally: changing valuations of hard work and the physical, winning versus character, and challenges to authority. He also considers the relationships between sports and other domains of popular culture, including the counterculture, rock and roll, and Hollywood.
Variant and related titles
Project MUSE books annual backfile collection 2021.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 13, 2023
Contents
A star-spangled collision : sports and rock 'n' roll in the '60s
Toil and trouble : a parable of hard work and fun
Ivy league jeremiad : the struggle between winning and character
When falls the coliseum : new perceptions of the physical
The greatest : Muhammad Ali's confounding character
Terrapin soup : challenging authority
The bad news bears : Hollywood presents the end of the era.
Genre/Form
History.
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Project Muse. distributor
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