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Title Sporting dystopias : the making and meaning of urban sport cultures / edited by Ralph C. Wilcox [and others].

Publication Info. Albany : State University of New York Press, [2003]


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Description 1 online resource (vi, 292 pages).
Series SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations
SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Sport in the city : cultural, economic, and political portraits / Ralph C. Wilcox and David L. Andrews -- Sport and community/communitas / Alan G. Ingham and Mary G. McDonald -- Mediated sports, mayors, and the marketed metropolis / Gene Burd -- Urban(e) statuary times / Synthia Sydnor Slowikowski -- No Christmas dinner : the effect of major sporting events on local homelessness / Robin M. Mathy -- Rounders or Robin Hoods? : questioning the role of the ticket scalper as entertainment outlaw or free market capitalist / Michael F. Atkinson -- Horse racing in Chicago, 1883-1894 : the interplay of class, politics, and organized crime / Steven A. Reiss -- Athletics in the Ward and beyond : neighborhoods, Jews, and sport in Toronto, 1900-1939 / Danny Rosenberg -- Urban sanctuary : youth culture in a recreation drop-in center / Brian Wilson and Phil White -- Researching youth sports programs in a metropolitan setting : essentials of, barriers to, and policy for achieving a comprehensive program / Michael A. Clark -- Soccer, race, and suburban space / David L. Andrews [and others] -- New politics of urban consumption : Hoop Dreams, Clockers, and "America" / C.L. Cole and Samantha King.
In place of "race," space : "Basketball in Canada" and the absence of racism / Gamal Abdel-Shehid -- Driving the lane against the Raptor : the production and racialization of (transgressive) subjects on the streets of Toronto / Andrew D. Thornton.
Note Print version record.
Summary Annotation Reaching beyond the popular celebration of commercial gains often associated with the proliferation of stadiums, events, and teams in the city, Sporting Dystopias explores the role of sport in the process of community building. Scholars from various fields, including anthropology, cultural studies, history, marketing, media studies, and sociology, examine the cultural, economic, and political interplay of sport and the city. The book systematically challenges the overwhelming claims of sport's benefit to the city as it scrutinizes the various tensions inherent in the relationship. Grounded in economic means, racial and ethnic affiliation, and the contestation for space, sport is seen as precipitating a broad range of human challenges.
Subject Sports -- Social aspects.
City and town life.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Sociology of Sports.
City and town life. (OCoLC)fst00862081
Sports -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01130525
Added Author Wilcox, Ralph C.
Other Form: Print version: Sporting dystopias. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003 0791456706 0791456692 (DLC) 2002030976 (OCoLC)50638500
ISBN 1417531223 (electronic bk.)
9781417531226 (electronic bk.)
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