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Author Harris, Janet C.

Title Athletes and the American hero dilemma / Janet C. Harris.

Publication Info. Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  306.483 H314A    Check Shelf
Description xi, 151 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series HK sport science monograph series, 0894-4229 ; v. 4
HK sport science monograph series, 0894-4229 ; v. 4.
Contents HK Sport Science Monograph Series -- Ch. 1. Athletes in the Context of the Hero Dilemma. Debate About the Continued Existence of Heroes. Athletic Heroes and the American Hero Dilemma -- Ch. 2. Athletes Among Youths' Hero Choices. Well-Known Athletes Compared With Other Famous People. Athletic Personal Acquaintances Compared With Well-Known Athletes. Gender, Race, and Grade Comparisons -- Ch. 3. Youths' Characterizations of Heroic Athletes. Hero Characterizations in Other Studies. Hero Characterizations in the Greensboro Study -- Ch. 4. Toward Resolution of the Dilemma. Contributions Toward Resolving the Debate. Resolution of the Debate Remains Elusive. Further Resolution of the Debate -- Appendix A Greensboro Study: Research Methods and Design -- Appendix B Greensboro Study: Interview Schedule.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-140) and index.
Subject Sports -- Social aspects -- United States.
Hero worship -- United States.
Sports spectators -- United States -- Psychology -- Case studies.
Sociology -- United States.
Indexed Term Sports Sociology
United States
ISBN 0873225376
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