Horsehide Pigskin Oval Tracks and Apple Pie

Horsehide  Pigskin  Oval Tracks and Apple Pie

Tracks and Apple Pie Essays on Sports and American Culture edited by James A. Vlasich McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers Jefferson, North Carolina, ...

Author: James A. Vlasich

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476605500

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

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This work brings together 16 of the best presentations on sport from the conferences of the Popular Culture Association. Topics include baseball (the 1941 World Series, the career of Stan Musial, Italian Americans in the game, and Japanese players), golf (Tiger Woods, and the culture wars over women at Augusta National), football (integration at UCLA, the controversy over the Indian mascot at Florida State, and the creation of the New Orleans Saints), auto racing (the revival of dirt tracks, racing’s roots in Virginia, NASCAR in Eastern Iowa, and the NASCAR fan), and sports and men (marketing in hockey, social class and fishing, and Muhammad Ali’s last stand). Together the essays demonstrate that sports are deeply woven into the fabric of American culture—a tapestry of society with all its heroism and triumph, failures and flaws. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Companion to American Sport History

A Companion to American Sport History

Drag Racing. ... Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie: Essays on Sports and American Culture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Author: Steven A. Riess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118609408

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 982

A Companion to American Sport History presents acollection of original essays that represent the firstcomprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing fieldof American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarshiprelating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars workingin the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonialtimes to the present day, including major sports such as baseball,football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and trackand field Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization,technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sportsbiography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
Categories: History

Pigskin Nation

Pigskin Nation

... Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2006), 123; Hale Boggs to David Kleck, September 20, 1966; David Dixon to ...

Author: Jesse Berrett

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252050374

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Cast as the ultimate hardhats, football players of the 1960s seemed to personify a crewcut traditional manhood that channeled the Puritan work ethic. Yet, despite a social upheaval against such virtues, the National Football League won over all of America—and became a cultural force that recast politics in its own smashmouth image. Jesse Berrett explores pro football's new place in the zeitgeist of the 1960s and 1970s. The NFL's brilliant harnessing of the sports-media complex, combined with a nimble curation of its official line, brought different visions of the same game to both Main Street and the ivory tower. Politicians, meanwhile, spouted gridiron jargon as their handlers co-opted the NFL's gift for spectacle and mythmaking to shape a potent new politics that in essence became pro football. Governing, entertainment, news, elections, celebrity--all put aside old loyalties to pursue the mass audience captured by the NFL's alchemy of presentation, television, and high-stepping style. An invigorating appraisal of a dynamic era, Pigskin Nation reveals how pro football created the template for a future that became our present.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Getting Real About Race

Getting Real About Race

In J. A. Vlasich (Ed.), Horsehide, pigskin, oval tracks and apple pie: Essays on sport and American culture (pp. 104–118). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Author: Stephanie M. McClure

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506339313

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 157

This popular reader is an edited collection of short essays that address the most common myths and misconceptions about race and racism held by students, and by many in the United States in general. In the updated Second Edition of Getting Real About Race, editors Stephanie M. McClure and Cherise A. Harris continue to enlist leading experts and educators to address the arguments about topics that students will recognize from private conversations and public discourse, including colorblindness, meritocracy, educational attainment, and definitions of citizenship. Each essay considers the evidence against one particular racial myth, and is written in clear, jargon-free language. The unique format of this book makes it especially conducive to productive discussions about race.
Categories: Social Science

Junkyards Gearheads and Rust

Junkyards  Gearheads  and Rust

... American Dirt- Track Racing,” in Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie: ... James A. Vlasich (Jefferson, N.C., 2006), 136–37 (racetracks); Betsy ...

Author: David N. Lucsko

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421419435

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 223

By examining how cars are salvaged, repurposed, and restored, this book demonstrates that the history of the automobile is much more than a running catalog of showroom novelties.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

National Football League Strategies

National Football League Strategies

Horsehide, pigskin, oval tracks and apple pie: Essays on sports and American culture. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. World almanac and book of facts.

Author: Frank P. Jozsa Jr.

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319057057

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 126

View: 658

This Brief identifies and contrasts the groups of expansion franchises and any teams that relocated from one metropolitan area or city to another within the National Football League (NFL) during three distinct periods from 1920 to 2013. It discusses historical differences and similarities between the teams’ markets and performances before 1933 and then as members of the NFL’s divisions and conferences. It measures and compares the emergence, development and success of the teams by analyzing demographic, economic and sport-specific data. It also discusses the NFL’s mergers with the All American Football Conference (1950) and American Football League (1970), outlining the reasons for and consequences of these mergers as well as their significance for sports fans and markets. The book makes an important, relevant and useful contribution to the literature regarding professional sports operations and to the NFL’s short and long run business strategies in American culture. Besides numerous sports fans within metropolitan areas and extended markets of these NFL teams, the book’s audiences are sports historians and researchers, college and public libraries and current and potential NFL franchise owners and team executives. The book may also be used as a reference or supplemental text for college and university students enrolled in such applied undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars as sports administration, sports business and sports management.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Black Bruins

The Black Bruins

In Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie: Essays on Sports and American Culture, ed. James A. Vlasich, 86–103. Jefferson nc: McFarland, 2005. —.

Author: James W. Johnson

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496217042

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 324

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The Black Bruins chronicles the inspirational lives of five African American athletes who faced racial discrimination as teammates at UCLA in the late 1930s. Best known among them was Jackie Robinson, a four‐star athlete for the Bruins who went on to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball and become a leader in the civil rights movement after his retirement. Joining him were Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Ray Bartlett, and Tom Bradley—the four played starring roles in an era when fewer than a dozen major colleges had black players on their rosters. This rejection of the “gentleman’s agreement,” which kept teams from fielding black players against all-white teams, inspired black Angelinos and the African American press to adopt the teammates as their own. Kenny Washington became the first African American player to sign with an NFL team in the post–World War II era and later became a Los Angeles police officer and actor. Woody Strode, a Bruins football and track star, broke into the NFL with Washington in 1946 as a Los Angeles Ram and went on to act in at least fifty‐seven full-length feature films. Ray Bartlett, a football, basketball, baseball, and track athlete, became the second African American to join the Pasadena Police Department, later donating his time to civic affairs and charity. Tom Bradley, a runner for the Bruins’ track team, spent twenty years fighting racial discrimination in the Los Angeles Police Department before being elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

LA Sports

LA Sports

Bunche was a star basketball player and track athlete for the school from 1925 ... 1938–1941,” in Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie: Essays on ...

Author: Wayne Wilson

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781682260524

Category: History

Page: 374

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LA Sports brings together sixteen essays covering various aspects of the development and changing nature of sport in one of America’s most fascinating and famous cities. The writers cover a range of topics, including the history of car racing and ice skating, the development of sport venues, the power of the Mexican fan base in American soccer leagues, the intersecting life stories of Jackie and Mack Robinson, the importance of the Showtime Lakers, the origins of Muscle Beach and surfing, sport in Hollywood films, and more.
Categories: History

New Orleans Sports

New Orleans Sports

... NFL-AFL Merger and the Creation of the New Orleans Saints” in Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie: Essays on Sports and American Culture, ed.

Author: Thomas Aiello

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610756709

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 325

View: 149

New Orleans has long been a city fixated on its own history and culture. Founded in 1718 by the French, transferred to the Spanish in the 1763 Treaty of Paris, and sold to the United States in 1803, the city’s culture, law, architecture, food, music, and language share the influence of all three countries. This cultural mélange also manifests in the city’s approach to sport, where each game is steeped in the city’s history. Tracing that history from the early nineteenth century to the present, while also surveying the state of the city’s sports historiography, New Orleans Sports places sport in the context of race relations, politics, and civic and business development to expand that historiography—currently dominated by a text that stops at 1900—into the twentieth century, offering a modern examination of sports in the city.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Routledge History of American Sport

The Routledge History of American Sport

Italian Americans in Baseball,” in Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks, and Apple Pie: Essays on Sport and American Culture, ed. James Vlasich (Jefferson ...

Author: Linda J. Borish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317662495

Category: History

Page: 466

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The Routledge History of American Sport provides the first comprehensive overview of historical research in American sport from the early Colonial period to the present day. Considering sport through innovative themes and topics such as the business of sport, material culture and sport, the political uses of sport, and gender and sport, this text offers an interdisciplinary analysis of American leisure. Rather than moving chronologically through American history or considering the historical origins of each sport, these topics are dealt with organically within thematic chapters, emphasizing the influence of sport on American society. The volume is divided into eight thematic sections that include detailed original essays on particular facets of each theme. Focusing on how sport has influenced the history of women, minorities, politics, the media, and culture, these thematic chapters survey the major areas of debate and discussion. The volume offers a comprehensive view of the history of sport in America, pushing the field to consider new themes and approaches as well. Including a roster of contributors renowned in their fields of expertise, this ground-breaking collection is essential reading for all those interested in the history of American sport.
Categories: History

Pay for Play

Pay for Play

In Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie: Essays on Sports and American Culture, ed. james A. Vlasich, 86–103. jefferson, NC: Mcfarland, 2006.

Author: Ronald A. Smith

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252090284

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 901

In an era when college football coaches frequently command higher salaries than university presidents, many call for reform to restore the balance between amateur athletics and the educational mission of schools. This book traces attempts at college athletics reform from 1855 through the early twenty-first century while analyzing the different roles played by students, faculty, conferences, university presidents, the NCAA, legislatures, and the Supreme Court. Pay for Play: A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform also tackles critically important questions about eligibility, compensation, recruiting, sponsorship, and rules enforcement. Discussing reasons for reform--to combat corruption, to level the playing field, and to make sports more accessible to minorities and women--Ronald A. Smith candidly explains why attempts at change have often failed. Of interest to historians, athletic reformers, college administrators, NCAA officials, and sports journalists, this thoughtful book considers the difficulty in balancing the principles of amateurism with the need to draw income from sporting events.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Stan Musial

Stan Musial

In Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie: Essays on Sports and American Culture, edited by James Vlasich. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2005.

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Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313055171

Category: Baseball players

Page: 164

View: 451

Categories: Baseball players

The Dynamics of Interconnections in Popular Culture s

The Dynamics of Interconnections in Popular Culture s

In Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie: Essays on Sports and American Culture, edited by Jim Vlaslich. Jefferson: McFarland, 2006. —.

Author: Ray B. Browne

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443858649

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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The Dynamics of Interconnections in Popular Culture(s) is an eclectic and free-ranging collection of articles grounded in a combination of the social sciences with the populist humanities. The collection is further unified by an approach that considers changes and linkages within and between cultural systems as evidenced through their respective popular cultures. The key underlying assumption is that our collective popular expressions create an arena of global cultural exchange, further precipitating new cultural adaptations, expressions, and connections. The volume is divided into two sections. The first consists of articles investigating theoretical and methodological approaches to the dynamics of history and cultural changes. These include cultural anthropology, history, economics, and sociology. The second section is made up of explorations into a myriad of cultural practices and expressions that exemplify not only the wide diversity of popular cultures and their workings, but also the interconnections between and within those cultural systems. A wide variety of specific case studies are presented to evidence and support the more general points made in the previous section. The collection demonstrates that the everyday lives of ordinary people, while varying from culture to culture, are unified through their expressions of shared humanity. Foreword by Gary Hoppenstand.
Categories: Social Science

Saints in the Broken City

Saints in the Broken City

... in Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie: Essays on Sport and American Culture, edited by James A. Vlasich, 119– 131. Jefferson, NC: McFarland ...

Author: Casey Schreiber

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476662602

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Telling the story of Saints football in New Orleans is a way to understand larger social, political and economic conditions during pivotal moments of the city's history. This book is the first to explore the team's role in rebuilding the city following Hurricane Katrina. The author documents New Orleans' initial efforts to attract professional football, the Katrina disaster and some successes and failures during 10 years of post-disaster recovery. The narrative of community recovery and cohesion crafted by Saints fans transcends racial divides and illustrates the relationship between professional sports and the American city. The voices of female fans--largely overlooked in the study of sports--compel a more inclusive definition of football fandom.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Tony Lazzeri

Tony Lazzeri

In Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie, ed. James A. Vlasich, 38–51. Jefferson nc: McFarland, 2006. Eig, Jonathan. Luckiest Man: The Life and ...

Author: Lawrence Baldassaro

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781496216755

Category:

Page: 352

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A biography of Tony Lazzeri, a key member of the Yankees' legendary Murderers' Row lineup between 1926 and 1937 and the first major baseball star of Italian descent.
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Rural Cooperation in Europe

Rural Cooperation in Europe

In A.James V.MacFarland (eds) Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie: Essays on Sports and American Culture. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland andCoInc.

Author: Edward Kasabov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137348890

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

View: 655

This collection analyses various European rural locations through a relational lens, attending to key aspects and dimensions of the 'relational rurals' such as cooperation, contestation, solidarity and consensus. By observing rural settings in such terms, contributors are able to rethink European rurality from a distinctly relational perspective.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing

Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing

In James A. Vlasich, Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks and Apple Pie. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006. Martin, Steven E. and Amanda Breitenfeldt.

Author: Linda E. Swayne

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506320373

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1960

View: 362

This four-volume set introduces, on the management side, principles and procedures of economics, budgeting and finance; leadership; governance; communication; business law and ethics; and human resources practices; all in the sports context. On the marketing side this reference resource explores two broad streams: marketing of sport and of sport-related products (promoting a particular team or selling team- and sport-related merchandise, for example), and using sports as a platform for marketing non-sports products, such as celebrity endorsements of a particular brand of watch or the corporate sponsorship of a tennis tournament. Together, these four volumes offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the state of sports management and marketing today, providing an invaluable print or online resource for student researchers.
Categories: Business & Economics

COVID 19

COVID 19

... Woods in Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks, and Apple Pie; and two edited anthologies about sports, The Tiger Woods Phenomenon and Athletes Breaking Bad.

Author: J. Michael Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000334760

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 339

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the associated COVID-19 pandemic, is perhaps the greatest threat to life, and lifestyles, the world has known in more than a century. The scholarship included here provides critical insights into the institutional responses, communal consequences, cultural adaptations, and social politics that lie at the heart of this pandemic. This volume maps out the ways in which the pandemic has impacted (most often disproportionately) societies, the successes and failures of means used to combat the virus, and the considerations and future possibilities – both positive and negative – that lie ahead. While the pandemic has brought humanity together in some noteworthy ways, it has also laid bare many of the systemic inequalities that lie at the foundation of our global society. This volume is a significant step toward better understanding these impacts. The work presented here represents a remarkable diversity and quality of impassioned scholarship and is a timely and critical advance in knowledge related to the pandemic. This volume and its companion, COVID-19: Volume I: Global Pandemic, Societal Responses, Ideological Solutions, are the result of the collaboration of more than 50 of the leading social scientists from across five continents. The breadth and depth of the scholarship is matched only by the intellectual and global scope of the contributors themselves. The insights presented here have much to offer not just to an understanding of the ongoing world of COVID-19, but also to helping us (re-) build, and better shape, the world beyond.
Categories: Social Science

Humanity Society

Humanity   Society

HORSEHIDE , PIGSKIN , OVAL TRACKS , AND APPLE PIE : ESSAYS ON
SPORTS AND AMERICAN CULTURE James A. Vlasich , ed . Jefferson , North
Carolina : McFarland & Company , Inc. , Publishers . 2006. 226 pp . Levon
Chorbajian ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019137717

Category: Sociology

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Categories: Sociology

The Tiger Woods Phenomenon

The Tiger Woods Phenomenon

Long interested in playing, observing, and researching golf, she contributed a chapter on Tiger Woods to Horsehide, Pigskin, Oval Tracks, andApple Pie: ...

Author: Donna J. Barbie

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786492732

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The essays in this book arise from the premise that Tiger Woods is not simply a phenomenal player but is also an Everyman who has displayed all-too-human foibles and weaknesses. The first half of the collection focuses on Tiger’s superman game and how he has affected, and been affected by, the golfing world. Works on the sport that examine this supreme golfer cannot capture the full significance of the Tiger Woods phenomenon, however. Unlike many other talented athletes, Woods has transcended his sport, becoming a cultural icon. In the second half of the book, scholars examine everyman Tiger, illustrating how his life reflects significant and often contentious issues within American culture and the world.
Categories: Sports & Recreation