Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and the American Culture

Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and the American Culture

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This is an anthology of 17 papers, eight presented at the Fifteenth Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture in June 2003 and nine presented at the Sixteenth in June 2004. Selected from over 60 papers delivered at both symposia, the essays represent the finest scholarship from two conferences.The essays are divided into five sections. qGender: Feminism and Masculinity on and off the Diamondq examines the relationship between baseball and gender, and includes a discussion of the rituals of brawling and a unique autobiographical account from former major league player Dan Ardell. qAfrican Americans and the Gameq studies Reconstruction-era baseball, the African American press's attitude toward the Negro Leagues, and the declining appeal of baseball for the African American community. qOther Minorities: Beyond Baseball's Melting Potq expands on the discussion of baseball and ethnicity. qBaseball Media: Literature, Journalism, and Audiovisual Reproductionq examines baseball from the perspective of the media and popular arts and considers baseball's cultural stereotypes in film, drama, and literature. qThe Business of Baseballq offers five essays on topics ranging from the foundation of the Yankees dynasty to the impact of market size on competition in the modern major leagues.ballgame, but can also serve as a source of additional income on the 280-odd days on which the team does not play in it. In an attempt to gauge the returns earned purely from extracurricular rental of Yankee Stadium, we have calculated a return to capital on the stadium, using only those sources ... Second, all stadium costs, apart from game day expenses, are attributed to the stadium profit calculation.

Title:Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and the American Culture
Publisher: - 2003


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