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Download e-book for kindle: Baseball and Social Class: Essays on the Democratic Game by Ronald E. Kates,Warren Tormey

By Ronald E. Kates,Warren Tormey

ISBN-10: 0786472391

ISBN-13: 9780786472390

This choice of clean essays examines the intersection of baseball and social classification, pointing to the realization that America’s online game, infused from its origins with a democratic mythos and based on high-minded ideas of meritocracy, is still fraught with not easy category contradictions. every one essayist has explored how classification status has prompted a few point of the sport as skilled via those that play it, those that watch it, those that write approximately it, and those that advertise. the subject of sophistication is an amorphous one and in tying it to baseball the members have thought of issues of race, schooling, locality, integration, assimilation, and cultural status. those components are an important to realizing how baseball creates, preserves, reinforces and sometimes assails category divisions between those that watch, play, and personal the game.

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