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Beyond the Ring

Beyond the Ring Author Jeffrey T. Sammons
ISBN-10 0252061454
Release 1990-01-01
Pages 376
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"Carefully documents the ruin waiting for almost all those ill-advised enough to become professional boxers. He confirms all the legends, of crime, of swindling, of the miserable economic rewards allotted to the vast majority of fighters. . . the traditional racism of the American ring. . . . No one, reading Sammons, can doubt that it is evil." -- Times Literary Supplement

Boxing and Society

Boxing and Society Author John Sugden
ISBN-10 0719043212
Release 1996
Pages 218
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Describes and analyzes the history of boxing, including the progress of prize fighting, its role in Northern Ireland and Cuba, and the boxing subculture of the early 1980s in the United States

Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States Author George B. Kirsch
ISBN-10 0313299110
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 530
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Traces the development of athletics in the United States by examining the sporting experience of Native Americans, African Americans and the immigrant groups of the United States from Colonial times to the present.

Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty First Century An Encyclopedia

Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty First Century  An Encyclopedia Author Steven A. Riess
ISBN-10 9781317459477
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 1200
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Provides practical help for the day-to-day concerns that keep managers awake at night. This book aims to fill the gap between the legal and policy issues that are the mainstay of human resources and supervision courses and the real-world needs of managers as they attempt to cope with the human side of their jobs.

Sociological Perspectives on Sport

Sociological Perspectives on Sport Author David Karen
ISBN-10 9781317973942
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 634
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Sociological Perspectives on Sport: The Games Outside the Games seeks not only to inform students about the sports world but also to offer them analytical skills and the application of theoretical perspectives that deepen their awareness and understanding of social processes linking sports to the larger social world. With six original framing essays linking sport to a variety of topics, including race, class, gender, media, politics, deviance, and globalization, and 37 reprinted articles, this text/reader sets a new standard for excellence in teaching sports and society.

Cincinnati on Field and Court

Cincinnati on Field and Court Author Kevin Grace
ISBN-10 9781439613627
Release 2002-10-16
Pages 128
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Sports are a key expression of civic identity along the Ohio River and are a large part of any discussion of Cincinnati's heritage. Their significance helps us interpret the broader issues of economic and social classes, gender differences, race and ethnicity matters, politics, and community values-in short, sports help us understand ourselves. Covering the time period from the 19th century when German immigrants formed the first American Tuner societies for athletic training, and professional baseball developed to the current age of new ballparks and sports celebrities, Cincinnati on Field and Court takes a look at the place of sports in the cultural life of the Queen City. Included are professional teams like the Reds, Bengals, and Royals; legendary figures like Pete Rose, Oscar Robertson, and Ezzard Charles; dramatic moments like the 1919 World Series, the courageous story of Maurice Stokes, and the Olympic achievements of DeHart Hubbard; and social issues like the impact of women's sports and racial segregation and integration. The good, the bad, the foolish, the innovative, the tragic, and the inspiring are all covered.

Voices in Sports and Society

Voices in Sports and Society Author Robert A. Mertzman
ISBN-10 1932147020
Release 2000-01-01
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Voices in Sports and Society has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Voices in Sports and Society also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Voices in Sports and Society book for free.

Boxing in America An Autopsy

Boxing in America  An Autopsy Author David L. Hudson Jr.
ISBN-10 9780313379734
Release 2012-06-21
Pages 200
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This book presents a sweeping view of boxing in the United States and the influence of the sport on American culture. • Includes information from the early "bare knuckles" era of boxing up to modern-day stars and matchups, presenting the history of boxing in a chronological fashion

The Regulation of Boxing

The Regulation of Boxing Author Robert G. Rodriguez
ISBN-10 9780786452842
Release 2008-12-30
Pages 233
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This first nationwide study of boxing regulations in the United States offers an historical overview of the subject, from the earliest attempts at regulating the sport to present-day legislation that may create a national boxing commission. It examines the disparity of regulations among states, as well as the reasons for some of these differences. The work features interviews with boxing officials, analysts and boxers, and includes the results of a national survey of state athletic commission personnel. In-depth case studies of boxing regulations in Nevada and Kansas provide a close look at different states’ methods, and Argentina’s centralized system of regulation is presented as a comparison to the U.S. approach.

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556019768787
Release 1988
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Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport book for free.


Boxing Author Gerald R. Gems
ISBN-10 9781442229914
Release 2014-03-13
Pages 360
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In Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science, Gerald R. Gems provides a succinct yet comprehensive coverage of the sport, recounting boxing’s ancient roots, evolution, and globalization. Throughout, Gems describes important events and individuals, illuminating their impact on the boxing world. Presented in a clear and readable manner, Gems not only includes a historical account of boxing, but also explores such issues as race, religion, rivalries, and the growth of female boxing. While the primary coverage of the book focuses on the United States, Gems’ examination encompasses the sport around the world as well. Featuring numerous photographs, Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science will be of interest to boxing fans, historians, scholars, and those wanting to learn more about the sport.

The Urban Geography of Boxing

The Urban Geography of Boxing Author Benita Heiskanen
ISBN-10 9781136314131
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 210
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This book is an interdisciplinary cultural examination of twenty-first century boxing as a professional sport, a bodily labor, a lucrative business, a popular entertainment, and an instrument of ideology. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews conducted with Latino boxers, women boxers, and boxing insiders in Texas, it discusses boxing from the vantage point of the sundry players, who are involved with it: the labor force, promoters, handlers, ringside officials, medical professionals, media, and the audiences. The various parties have multiple stakes in the sport. For some, boxing is about physical empowerment; others are in it for the money; some deploy it for ideological purposes; yet others use it to claim their 15-minutes of fame, and frequently the various interests overlap. In this book, Benita Heiskanen makes a broader connection between boxing and the spatial organization of racialized, class-based, and gendered bodies within particular urban geographies. Journeying actual sites where the sport is organized, such as the barrio, boxing gym, and competition venues, she maps the ways in which boxing insiders negotiate a variety of conflicting agendas at local, regional, and national scales. Beyond the United States, the worker-athletes conduct their labor within global socioeconomic conditions, business networks, and legal principles. Through this sporting context, Heiskanen’s discussion discloses some complex socio-historical, cultural, and political power relations between urban margins and centers, with ramifications far beyond boxing. This book will be of interest to readers in Sport Studies, Cultural Studies, Cultural Geography, Gender Studies, Critical Race Theory, Labor Studies, and American Studies.

John L Sullivan and His America

John L  Sullivan and His America Author Michael T. Isenberg
ISBN-10 0252064348
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 480
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Aims to make the reader feel the lure of the boxing ring.


Counterpunch Author Meg Frisbee
ISBN-10 0295744324
Release 2018-09-24
Pages 256
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Boxing was popular in the American West long before Las Vegas became its epicenter. However, not everyone in the region was a fan. Counterpunch examines how the sport's meteoric rise in popularity in the West ran concurrently with a growing backlash among Progressive Era social reformers who saw boxing as barbaric. These tensions created a morality war that pitted state officials against city leaders, boxing promoters against social reformers, and fans against religious groups. Historian Meg Frisbee focuses on several legendary heavyweight prizefights of the period and the protests they inspired to explain why western geography, economy, and culture ultimately helped the sport's supporters defeat its detractors. A fascinating look at early American boxing, Counterpunch showcases fighters such as "Gentleman" Jim Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons, and Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champ, and it provides an entertaining way to understand both the growth of the American West and the history of this popular--and controversial--sport.

The Journal of Military History

The Journal of Military History Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105070575688
Release 1995
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Includes scholarly articles and book reviews on topics in military history.

I Fight for a Living

I Fight for a Living Author Louis Moore
ISBN-10 0252082877
Release 2017-09-11
Pages 240
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The black prizefighter labored in one of the few trades where an African American man could win renown: boxing. His prowess in the ring asserted an independence and powerful masculinity rare for black men in a white-dominated society, allowing him to be a man--and thus truly free. Louis Moore draws on the life stories of African American fighters active from 1880 to 1915 to explore working-class black manhood. As he details, boxers bought into American ideas about masculinity and free enterprise to prove their equality while using their bodies to become self-made men. The African American middle class, meanwhile, grappled with an expression of public black maleness they saw related to disreputable leisure rather than respectable labor. Moore shows how each fighter conformed to middle class ideas of masculinity based on his own judgment of what culture would accept. Finally, he argues that African American success in the ring shattered the myth of black inferiority despite media and government efforts to defend white privilege.

Muhammad Ali the People s Champ

Muhammad Ali  the People s Champ Author Elliott J. Gorn
ISBN-10 0252067215
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 200
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Ali as cultural icon, antiwar protestor, narcissist . . . this is the first book to comprehensively evaluate Ali's import outside the ring.