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Baseball and American Culture

Baseball and American Culture

Across the Diamond

  • Author: Frank Hoffmann,Edward J Rielly,Martin J Manning
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317788567
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 318
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Discover baseball's role in American society! Baseball and American Culture: Across the Diamond is a thoughtful look at baseball's impact on American society through the eyes of the game's foremost scholars, historians, and commentators. Edited by Dr. Edward J. Rielly, author of Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, the book examines how baseball and society intersect and interact, and how the quintessential American game reflects and affects American culture. Enlightening and entertaining, Baseball and American Culture presents a multidisciplinary perspective on baseball's involvement in virtually every important social development in the United States—past and present. Baseball and American Culture examines baseball’s unique role as a sociological touchstone, presenting scholarly essays that explore the game as a microcosm for American society—good and bad. Topics include the struggle for racial equality, women’s role in society, immigration, management-labor conflicts, advertising, patriotism, religion, the limitations of baseball as a metaphor, and suicide. Contributing authors include Larry Moffi, author of This Side of Cooperstown: An Oral History of Major League Baseball in the 1950s and Crossing the Line: Black Major Leaguers, 1947-1959, and a host of presenters to the 2001 Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, including Thomas Altherr, George Grella, Dave Ogden, Roberta Newman, Brian Carroll, Richard Puerzer, and the editor himself. Baseball and American Culture features 23 essays on this fascinating subject, including: “On Fenway, Faith, and Fandom: A Red Sox Fan Reflects” “Baseball and Blacks: A Loss of Affinity, A Loss of Community” “The Hall of Fame and the American Mythology” “Writing Their Way Home: American Writers and Baseball” “God and the Diamond: The Born-Again Baseball Autobiography” Baseball and American Culture: Across the Diamond is an essential read for baseball fans and historians, academics involved in sports literature and popular culture, and students of American society.

Sports-Talk Radio in America

Sports-Talk Radio in America

Its Context and Culture

  • Author: Frank Hoffmann,Jack M. Dempsey,Martin J Manning
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136428917
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 234
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An inside look at the hosts, hot spots, and history of sports-talk radio Sports-Talk Radio in America looks at major-, medium-, and small-market stations across the United States that feature an all-sports format, with a focus on the unique personalities and programming strategies that make each station successful. Broadcasters, journalists, and academics provide insight on how and why this media phenomenon has become an important influence of American culture, examining the “guy talk” broadcasting approach, the traditional sports-emphasis approach, “HSOs” (hot sports opinions), localism in broadcasting, how sports talk radio builds “communities” of listeners, and how reckless, on-air comments can actually build ratings. For better of worse, millions of (mostly) male listeners indulge their obsession with sports to the exclusion of virtually everything else available on the radio dial-music, news, and political talk. This unique book examines how this “niche of the niche” has formed a bond between its hosts and their rabid, passionate, and loyal audiences, spinning the dial from the largest, best-known stations in big-league markets to smaller stations in Collegetown, USA, including Philadelphia’s WIP, “The Ticket,” KTCK in Dallas, WEEI in Boston, “The Team,” WQTM in Orlando, KJR in Seattle, KOZN “The Zone” Omaha, Nebraska, WGR and WNSA in Buffalo, Kansas City’s WHB, and “The Fan,” WFAN in New York, the first all-sports radio station and the blueprint for the format. Sports-Talk Radio in America puts you in the studio with Mike and the Mad Dog, Angelo Cataldi, Howard Eskin, “The Musers” (“Junior” Miller and George Dunham), Norm Hitges, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan, Dan Sileo, Howard Simon, and Art Wander. Sports-Talk Radio in America examines: how stations create an environment in which listeners become part of a social group (social-identity and self-categorization theories) personality-driven programming the station’s commitment to local teams and their fans how exploring controversial topics beyond sports broadens station’s appeal and attracts upscale, affluent audience how an abundance of live, play-by-play broadcasting, creating plenty of available content college sports in a town without a major professional sports team how local sports is framed by hosts and callers the conflicted relationship between sports-talk radio and the print media and much more! Sports-Talk Radio in America is a must-read for academics and professionals working in radio-television and popular culture.

Dictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture

Dictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture

  • Author: Frank Hoffmann,Frederick J Augustyn, Jr,Martin J Manning
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135418462
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 156
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Keep the information you need on playthings and pop culture at your fingertips! The Dictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture is an A-to-Z reference guide to the playthings that amused us as children and fascinate us as adults. This enlightening—and entertaining—resource, complete with cross-references, provides easy access to concise but detailed descriptions that place toys and board games in their social and cultural contexts. From action figures to yo-yos, the book is your tour guide through the museum of sought-after collectibles and forgotten treasures that mirror the fads and fashions that helped define pop culture in the United States. The Dictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture is a historical, yet current, reflection of society’s ever-changing attitudes toward childhood and its cultural touchstones. The book is filled with physical descriptions of each entry, including size, color, and material composition, and the age group most often associated with the item. It also includes biographical sketches of inventors, manufacturers, and distributors— a virtual “Who’s Who” of the American toy industry, including Milton Bradley, Walt Disney, and Jim Henson. With a brief glimpse through its pages or a lengthy look from cover to cover, you’ll discover (or re-discover) real hero action figures, toys with commercial tie-ins, fast-food promotional giveaways, penny prize package toys, and advertising icons and characters in addition to beloved toys and board games like Etch-a-Sketch®, Lincoln Logs®, Colorforms®, Yahtzee®, and Burp Gun, the first toy advertised on nationwide television. The Dictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture presents easy-to-access and easy-to-read descriptions of such toys as: Barbie®, bendies, and Beanie Babies® Monopoly®, Mr. Machine®, and Mr. Potato Head™ Pez®, Plah-Doh®, and Pound Puppies® Scrabble®, Silly Putty®, and Slinky® Tiddly Winks®, Tinker Toys®, and Twister™ and looks at the people behind the scenes of the biggest names in toys, including LEGO® (Ole Kirk Christiansen) Fisher-Price® (Homer G. Fisher) Mattel® (Ruth and Elliott Handler) Hasbro™ (Alan, Merrill, and Stephen Hassenfeld) Toys R Us® (Charles Lazarus) Parker Brothers® (Edward and George Parker) F.A.O. Schwartz (Frederick Schwartz) Kenner® (Albert Steiner) Tonka® (Russell L. Wenkstern) The Dictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture also includes an index and a selected bibliography to meet your casual or professional research needs. Faster (and more entertaining) than searching through a vast assortment of Web sites for information, the book is a vital resource for librarians, toy collectors and appraisers, popular culture enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in toys—past and present.

Baseball and the American Dream

Baseball and the American Dream

Race, Class, Gender, and the National Pastime

  • Author: Robert Elias
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780765607638
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 308
  • View: 5052
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One particular American sport arguably surpasses all others in reflecting U.S. society: the national pastime -- baseball. Roger Angell has suggested, "Baseball seems to have been invented solely for the purpose of explaining all other things in life". It has uniquely mirrored the trends within our culture and has been associated with "The American Dream" in all of its permutations. Baseball has been an arena in which the mightiest struggles of our society -- equal rights regardless of race, nationality, or gender -- have been played out. Editor Robert Elias has woven together a collection of essays of exceptional diversity to look at how baseball and the American Dream have connected through history to the present day, as well as providing a signpost to the future of baseball in American popular culture. Featuring articles by former players such as Orlando Cepeda and Dusty Baker (currently the manager for the San Francisco Giants), legendary journalists such as Leonard Koppett, Andrei Codrescu, and Roger Kahn, and contemporary scholars such as Jules Tygiel, Gai Berlage, and Samuel Regalado, this volume provides a unique and valuable perspective on baseball and its distinctive place in American culture.

Transpacific Field of Dreams

Transpacific Field of Dreams

How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War

  • Author: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807882666
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 344
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Baseball has joined America and Japan, even in times of strife, for over 150 years. After the "opening" of Japan by Commodore Perry, Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu explains, baseball was introduced there by American employees of the Japanese government tasked with bringing Western knowledge and technology to the country, and Japanese students in the United States soon became avid players. In the early twentieth century, visiting Japanese warships fielded teams that played against American teams, and a Negro League team arranged tours to Japan. By the 1930s, professional baseball was organized in Japan where it continued to be played during and after World War II; it was even played in Japanese American internment camps in the United States during the war. From early on, Guthrie-Shimizu argues, baseball carried American values to Japan, and by the mid-twentieth century, the sport had become emblematic of Japan's modernization and of America's growing influence in the Pacific world. Guthrie-Shimizu contends that baseball provides unique insight into U.S.-Japanese relations during times of war and peace and, in fact, is central to understanding postwar reconciliation. In telling this often surprising history, Transpacific Field of Dreams shines a light on globalization's unlikely, and at times accidental, participants.

Breaking Into Baseball

Breaking Into Baseball

Women and the National Pastime

  • Author: Jean Hastings Ardell
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 9780809326273
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 278
  • View: 400
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While baseball is traditionally perceived as a game to be played, enjoyed, and reported from a masculine perspective, it has long been beloved among women—more so than any other spectator sport. Breaking into Baseball: Women and the National Pastime upends baseball’s accepted history to at last reveal just how involved women are, and have always been, in the American game. Through provocative interviews and deft research, Jean Hastings Ardell devotes a detailed chapter to each of the seven ways women participate in the game—from the stands as fans, on the field as professionals or as amateur players, behind the plate as umpires, in the front office as executives, in the press box as sportswriters and reporters, or in the shadows as Baseball Annies. From these revelatory vantage points, Ardell invites overdue appreciation for the affinity and talent women bring to baseball at all levels and shows us our national game anew. From its ancient origins in spring fertility rituals through contemporary marketing efforts geared toward an ever-increasing female fan base, baseball has always had a feminine side, and generations of women have sought—and been sought after—to participate in the sport, even when doing so meant challenging the cultural mores of their era. In that regard, women have been breaking into baseball from the very beginning. But recent decades have witnessed great strides in legitimizing women’s roles on the diamond as players and umpires as well as in vital management and media roles. In her thoughtfully organized and engagingly written survey, Ardell offers a chance for sports enthusiasts and historians of both genders to better appreciate the storied and complex relationship women have so long shared with the game and to glimpse the future of women in baseball. Breaking into Baseball is augmented by twenty-four illustrations and a foreword from Ila Borders, the first woman to play more than three seasons of men’s professional baseball.

Sports in Chicago

Sports in Chicago

  • Author: Elliott J. Gorn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 322
  • View: 7566
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A wide-ranging history of Chicago sports

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Academic libraries
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The Integration of Major League Baseball

The Integration of Major League Baseball

A Team by Team History

  • Author: Rick Swaine
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 273
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This book is a record of the men and events, team by team, during Major League Baseball's integration. It focuses especially on the owners, executives and managers who were the heroes, villains or spectators of integration, and it sheds new light on the unheralded champions of integration and on those whose culpability has so far been overlooked. Individual chapters cover each of baseball's integration-era teams, and a final chapter covers expansion teams of the 1960s. Each team's responsible individuals are examined, its acquisition, deployment and treatment of black players documented, and the effect of its integration actions on team performance analyzed. Appendices provide populations of integration-era Major League cities, first black players by team, first black players in various minor leagues, rosters of black players by team, a timeline of black player milestones, and a list of black All-Star selections through 1969.

Stars and Strikes

Stars and Strikes

Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ‘76

  • Author: Dan Epstein
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250034388
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
  • View: 301
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Detailing the characters, events, and cultural forces behind the American bicentennial celebration, this chronicle of America and baseball reveals how this was the year that both the nation and its national pastime were revolutionized.

Library Journal

Library Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Libraries
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Awards, Honors and Prizes

Awards, Honors and Prizes

United States and Canada

  • Author: Gale Group
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage
  • ISBN: 9780787634049
  • Category: Awards
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American Studies

American Studies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
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Baseball History

Baseball History

  • Author: Peter Levine
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780887363429
  • Category: Baseball
  • Page: N.A
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Presents a series of articles, reviews, and interviews relating to the history of baseball

America, History and Life

America, History and Life

  • Author: Eric H. Boehm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1891
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Library Journal

Library Journal

  • Author: Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,L. Pylodet,Charles Ammi Cutter,Karl Brown,Bertine Emma Weston,Helen E. Wessells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Libraries
  • Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Physical education and training
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1655
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Encyclopedia of recreation and leisure in America

Encyclopedia of recreation and leisure in America

Adapted - little

  • Author: Gary S. Cross
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage
  • ISBN: 9780684312668
  • Category: Leisure
  • Page: 502
  • View: 9090
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Discussed how Americans spend their free time and entertain themselves. Essays present perspectives in the fields of American and cultural studies, sociology, recreation, sports, leisure studies, auctions, bloodsports, shopping malls, and theme parks.

Book review digest

Book review digest

  • Author: H.W. Wilson Company
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Books
  • Page: N.A
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Die Abtei von Northanger

Die Abtei von Northanger

  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Projekt 1.
  • ISBN: 3955011763
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 180
  • View: 5128
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Die Abtei von Northanger ist ein Roman der englischen Schriftstellerin Jane Austen. Er wurde zwischen 1798 und 1803 verfasst, und im Dezember 1817 veröffentlicht. Er ist eine Satire auf Schaueromane, die in Jane Austens Zeit sehr beliebt waren. Auch ist er ein Entwicklungsroman und wie alle Romane Jane Austens eine Liebesgeschichte. Die siebzehnjährige Catherine Morland, Tochter eines Pfarrers mit "beträchtlichem Vermögen" lebt zusammen mit ihren Eltern und neun Geschwistern in einem kleinen Dorf. Wiederholt erklärt die Autorin, dass sich Catherine aus verschiedenen eigentlich zwingenden Gründen nicht zur Romanheldin eignet. Trotzdem machte Jane Austen sie dazu. Eines Tages bekommt Catherine die Gelegenheit mit einer Freundin der Familie nach Bath zu reisen. Sie ergreift diese Gelegenheit gern und bald darauf befindet sie sich im Kurort Bath. Zu Anfang gefällt es ihr dort nur mäßig, da weder sie noch Mrs. Allen, bei der sie die Zeit in Bath über wohnt, dort jemanden kennt. Doch sie hat Glück, auf einem Ball lernt sie einen gewissen Henry Tilney kennen. Er ist ein amüsanter junger Gentleman von ungefähr vierundzwanzig Jahren. Sie führt mit ihm angeregte Gespräche, bis der Abend endet. Bald darauf lebt sie nur noch dafür, ihn wieder zu treffen, nicht ahnend, dass er Bath für eine Woche verlassen hat. Bei einer dieser Suchen nach Mr. Tilney lernt sie Miss Thorpe kennen, deren Mutter mit Mrs. Allen zur Schule gegangen ist. Zwischen der ältesten Miss Thorpe und Catherine entwickelt sich eine enge Freundschaft, die unter anderem dadurch begünstigt wird, dass Miss Thorpes Bruder John mit Catherines Bruder James befreundet ist. Bald kristallisiert sich heraus, dass Mr. Thorpe sehr an Catherine interessiert zu sein scheint, die, nachdem sie einmal hinter sein prahlerisches Wesen geblickt hat, keinerlei Interesse mehr an ihm hat. James und Isabella, die älteste Miss Thorpe, dagegen scheint eine innige Neigung zu verbinden.