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This guide to the available literature on sports in American culture during the last two decades of the 20th century is a companion to Jack Higg's qSports: A Reference Guideq (Greenwood, 1982). The types of individual or team sports included in this volume include those that are viewed as physical contests engaged in for physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological fulfillment. With a focus on books alone, chapters review the available literature regarding sports and each concludes with a bibliography. Academic journals likely to contain articles on the topics discussed are listed at the end of each chapter. Twelve chapters discuss sports and American history, business and law, education, ethnicity and race, gender, literature, philosophy and religion, popular culture, psychology, science and technology, sociology and world history. This reference and guide to further research will appeal to scholars of popular culture and sports. An index and two appendixes are included, one listing important dates in American sports from 1980 through 2000 and one listing sports halls of fame, museums, periodicals, and websites.... fans in the Portland area, many of whom were willing to choose a bank that aligned itself with the home team over one that did ... According to Donald Katz, whose Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World provides an in-depth account of ... so distinguish its nine hundred different seasonal offerings that one hundred million pairs of Nike shoes were sold during the fiscal year ending in the late spring of 1994 a€” two hundred pairs of every minute for every dayaquot; (Katz 1994, 9-10).

Author:Donald L. Deardorff
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2000-01-01


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