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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



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.



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



Boxing

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.



Sport Power and Society

Sport  Power  and Society Author Robert E. Washington
ISBN-10 9780429976841
Release 2018-04-19
Pages 484
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This comprehensive collection examines the culture of sport and its relationship with various social institutions. The editors first provide a broad overview of the field and describe the ways in which the concept of sport as a meritocratic contest is undermined by the powerful social structures within which it is embedded. Sections focus on political economy, violence, the media, education, politics, fans and community, and the body. Primary readings from noted scholars in each section address current issues such as the presence of big-time sports in educational institutions; the effects of corporate media; race and class relations; professional athletes? ties to politics; and how sports alter perceptions and practices regarding beauty and health. In addition, entertaining and provocative essays from journalists supplement academic readings and spotlight key issues. Section introductions from the editors connect the readings to a theoretical framework that explores the perspectives of new institutionalism, cultural hegemony, social capital, and symbolic interaction and cultural construction. Providing a cohesive foundation for a wide range of readings, Sport, Power, and Society is a must-have resource for understanding the current issues and debates surrounding the interactions of sport 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.



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.



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.



I Fight for a Living

I Fight for a Living Author Louis Moore
ISBN-10 9780252099946
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.



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 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



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.



Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century Author Patrick Myler
ISBN-10 9781611456455
Release 2012-02
Pages 246
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"A rich portrait of Louis, Schmeling, and the era to which they belonged." —Nation



Sports in North America Sports in the Depression 1930 1940

Sports in North America  Sports in the Depression  1930 1940 Author George B. Kirsch
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049636015
Release 2000
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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.



When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport

When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport Author Allen Bodner
ISBN-10 9781438436081
Release 2011-02-04
Pages 207
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A vivid portrayal of the important role of Jews in American boxing history, and vice versa.



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.