The Resource SportsWorld : an American dreamland, Robert Lipsyte

SportsWorld : an American dreamland, Robert Lipsyte

Label
SportsWorld : an American dreamland
Title
SportsWorld
Title remainder
an American dreamland
Statement of responsibility
Robert Lipsyte
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Tough and witty, SportsWorld is a well-known commentator's overview of the most significant form of mass culture in America--sports. It's a sweaty Oz that has grown in a century from a crucible for character to a complex of capitalism, a place where young people can find both self-fulfillment and cruel exploitation, where families can huddle in a sanctuary of entertainment and be force fed values and where cities and countries can be pillaged by greedy team owners and their paid-for politicians. But this book is not just a screed, it's a guided visit with such heroes of sports as Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Joe Namath, who the author knew well, and with some he met in passing, like Richard Nixon, who seemed never to have gotten over missing the cut in college varsity football, a major mark of manhood. We see how SportsWorld sensibilities help elect our politicians, judge our children, fight our wars, and oppress our minorities. And now featuring a new introduction by the author, SportsWorld is a book that will provide the foundation for understanding today's world of sports and the time of Trump. In the America of 2017--where the SuperBowl is worth billions, athletes are penalized or forced out of sports for political and anti-racist activism, and Title IX is constantly questioned and undermined--Robert Lipsyte's 1975 critique remains startlingly and intensely relevant"--
  • "Tough and witty, SportsWorld is a well-known commentator's overview of the most significant form of mass culture in America--sports. It's a sweaty Oz that has grown in a century from a crucible for character to a complex of capitalism, a place where young people can find both self-fulfillment and cruel exploitation, where families can huddle in a sanctuary of entertainment and be force fed values and where cities and countries can be pillaged by greedy team owners and their paid-for politicians. But this book is not just a screed, it's a guided visit with such heroes of sports as Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Joe Namath, who the author knew well, and with some he met in passing, like Richard Nixon, who seemed never to have gotten over missing the cut in college varsity football, a major mark of manhood. We see how SportsWorld sensibilities help elect our politicians, judge our children, fight our wars, and oppress our minorities. SportsWorld is a book that will provide the foundation for understanding today's world of sports and the time of Trump. In the America of 2017--where the SuperBowl is worth billions, athletes are penalized or forced out of sports for political and anti-racist activism, and Title IX is constantly questioned and undermined--Robert Lipsyte's 1975 critique remains startlingly and intensely relevant"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lipsyte, Robert
Dewey number
796.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
GV 583 .L56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Professional sports
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Professional sports
  • Sports
  • United States
Label
SportsWorld : an American dreamland, Robert Lipsyte
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originall published: New York : Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., ©1975
  • Machine generated contents note: Contents Introduction to the 2017 Edition Introduction to the Original Edition Chapter 1. Welcome to SportsWorld Chapter 2. Please Rise for Our National Pastime Chapter 3. Sport of the Sixties: Instant Replay ... Replay ... Replay ... Chapter 4. The Heavyweight Crown Prince of the World Chapter 5. Sport of the Seventies: Sly, Midnight Moves Chapter 6. The Rack Page Chapter 7. The Body Biz Chapter 8. Designated Heroes, Ranking Gods, All-Star Holy Persons Chapter 9. The Last American Dream Index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780813593203
Lccn
2017055081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1007552423
  • (OCoLC)on1007552423
Label
SportsWorld : an American dreamland, Robert Lipsyte
Publication
Note
  • Originall published: New York : Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., ©1975
  • Machine generated contents note: Contents Introduction to the 2017 Edition Introduction to the Original Edition Chapter 1. Welcome to SportsWorld Chapter 2. Please Rise for Our National Pastime Chapter 3. Sport of the Sixties: Instant Replay ... Replay ... Replay ... Chapter 4. The Heavyweight Crown Prince of the World Chapter 5. Sport of the Seventies: Sly, Midnight Moves Chapter 6. The Rack Page Chapter 7. The Body Biz Chapter 8. Designated Heroes, Ranking Gods, All-Star Holy Persons Chapter 9. The Last American Dream Index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780813593203
Lccn
2017055081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1007552423
  • (OCoLC)on1007552423

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