Sports and Their Fans : The History, Economics and Culture of the Relationship Between Spectator and Sport (Paperback)

Author: Quinn, Kevin G.

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Though Americans spend more than $25 million on sports and sporting events, this book argues that the influence of sports on our lives is even more profound than this huge economic force would seem to suggest. Exploring such topics as the role of sports in the creation of mass culture, cheating, the abuse of illegal drugs, the strange and fascinating role that numbers play in sporting events, and the future of spectator sport, this book attempts to gauge the vast impact that sports have on American culture. The author draws from new work in such fields as history, economics, politics, sociology, psychology, and ethics to support his claims.

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Publisher McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Mfg Part# 9780786438020
SKU 209702395
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786438029
Release Date 3/8/2009
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.75T
From the Publisher
Editors Note Though Americans spend more than $25 billion a year on sports and sporting events, this book argues that the influence of sports on our lives is even more profound than this huge figure would seem to suggest. Exploring such topics as the role of sports in the creation of mass culture, cheating, the abuse of illegal drugs, the strange and fascinating role that numbers play in sporting events, and the future of spectator sport, this book surveys the outsized impact that sports have on American culture. The author draws from new work in such fields as history, economics, politics, sociology, psychology, and ethics to support his claims.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0259
Publisher McFarland & Company
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