The Resource Reading football: : how the popular press created an American spectacle, Michael Oriard, (ebook)

Reading football: : how the popular press created an American spectacle, Michael Oriard, (ebook)

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Reading football: : how the popular press created an American spectacle
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Reading football:
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how the popular press created an American spectacle
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Michael Oriard
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eng
Summary
Is football an athletic contest or a social event? Is it a game of skill, a test of manhood, or merely an organized brawl? Michael Oriard, a former professional player, asks these and other intriguing questions in Reading Football, the first contemporary book about football's formative years. American football began in the 1870's as a game to be played, not watched. Within a brief ten years, it had become a great public spectacle with an immense following, a phenomenon caused primarily by the voluminous commentary about the game conducted in popular newspapers and magazines. Oriard shows how this constant narrative in football's early years developed many different stories about what the game meant: football as pastime, as the sport of gentlemen, as a science, as a game of rules and their infringements. He shows how football became a series of cultural stories about power, luck, strategy, and deception. These different interpretations have been magnified by football's current omnipresence on television. According to Oriard, televised football now plays a cultural role of enormous importance for men, yet within the field of cultural studies the influence of football has been ignored until now
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Midwest
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1948-
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Oriard, Michael
Dewey number
796.323/0973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Cultural studies of the United States
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  • Football
  • Sports journalism
  • Popular culture
  • Masculinity
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adult
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Reading football: : how the popular press created an American spectacle, Michael Oriard, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780807866962
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11840155
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remote
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11840155
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MWT11840155
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Reading football: : how the popular press created an American spectacle, Michael Oriard, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807866962
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11840155
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11840155
System control number
MWT11840155
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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