By D. Stanley Eitzen
American citizens have lengthy adored game for its show of significant abilities, heroic efforts, selfless teamwork, uncanny thoughts, exuberance, spontaneity, and loyalty. This e-book strikes past the myths and media hype to take a better examine America's love of activity and the way it so usually is available in clash with our most elementary values. With reverence but a pointy eye for the the effect of huge enterprise, corruption, rate gouging, political maneuvering, and media grandstanding, Eitzen portrays well-known and lesser recognized occasions from expert and school activities, together with renowned coaches and gamers, to provide us a deeper knowing of what activities ability to us and the way it impacts our daily international.
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Extra resources for Fair and Foul: Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport
The third and fourth women were the nonathlete widows of Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews. The fifth was tennis player Mary Pierce, whose father beat her. The sixth was skater Nancy Kerrigan, who was clubbed on the knee by an assailant. 29 The media also treat men and women differently in their broadcasts. The play-by-play announcers and those providing the analysis are almost exclusively men. SPORT UNITES, SPORT DIVIDES 35 A few women roam the stadium looking for human interest stories or interviewing coaches, athletes, wives of the participants, and the like.
16 Another problem is the imitation or misuse of symbols that have religious significance to some Native American peoples. Using dances, chants, drumming, and other rituals at sporting events clearly trivializes their meaning. Also problematic is the homogenization of Native American cultures. Native Americans are portrayed uniformly, without regard for the sometimes enormous differences among tribes. Thus, through the use of Native American names of mascots, society defines who Native Americans are instead of allowing Native Americans to determine how society thinks of them.
Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn, “The De-athleticization of Women: The Naming and Gender Marking of Collegiate Sport Teams,” Sociology of Sport Journal 6 (December 1989): 362–70. 33. Michael A. Messner, Taking the Field: Women, Men, and Sports (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002), chapter 4. 34. My thanks to Mike Messner, who made these points in his review of the initial draft of this project. 35. Mariah Burton Nelson, The Stronger Women Get, the More Men Love Football: Sexism and the American Culture of Sports (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994), 8.
Fair and Foul: Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport by D. Stanley Eitzen