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Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics

Jesse Berrett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041709
eISBN:
9780252050374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041709.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book explores professional football’s rising popularity in the 1960s and its simultaneous promotion by the NFL as “what makes this country great.” Taking the NFL seriously as a producer of ... More


Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond

David Forrest and Sue Vice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784992620
eISBN:
9781526132208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992620.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyses all of Barry Hines’s written works, including fiction, screenplays for film and television and scripts for the theatre. We draw on Barry Hines’s archive, in which appear several ... More


Urban transformation in football: from Manchester United as a ‘global leisure brand’ to FC United as a ‘community club’

George Poulton

in Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100733
eISBN:
9781526132376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100733.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter analyses urban economic transformation through fieldwork among a group of football fans, who in 2005 formed a breakaway club ‘FC United of Manchester’ in response to a transnational ... More


Raanan Rein, <i>Fútbol, Jews and the Making of Argentina</i>, trans. Marsha Grenzeback. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 166 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0031
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the books Fútbol, Jews and the Making of Argentina (2014), by Raanan Rein, translated by Marsha Grenzeback, and Muscling in on New Worlds: Jews, Sport, and the Making of the ... More


Health and exercise in the community

Naomi Brooks

in Social Determinantsof Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Inequality and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447336846
eISBN:
9781447336891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336846.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the health benefits of exercise and physical activity (PA) in the community. PA and exercise are known to improve a range of health outcomes. PA and exercise reduce the risk of ... More


The NFL’s Role in American History (Somebody’s Gotta Be Kidding)

Jesse Berrett

in Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041709
eISBN:
9780252050374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041709.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores crucial contradictions that went unremarked in the NFL’s crusade to make itself a bulwark of Americanism. From its image as a ruggedly capitalist enterprise (even as its ... More


Poetry with purpose and the journey to <i>Kes</i>: Billy’s Last Stand, The Blinder, A Kestrel for a Knave Kes

David Forrest and Sue Vice

in Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784992620
eISBN:
9781526132208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992620.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the roots of Barry Hines’s poetic realist style in those examples of his writing which appeared before A Kestrel for a Knave (1968). These include the 1965 play Billy’s Last ... More


The politics of hope in 1970s Britain: First Signs, Speech Day, The Gamekeeper, Tom Kite, The Price of Coal

David Forrest and Sue Vice

in Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784992620
eISBN:
9781526132208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992620.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on a period of extremely fruitful aesthetic production for Hines, in terms of the novels and screenplays that followed A Kestrel for a Knave. During the 1970s, Hines’s political ... More


Imagining post-industrial Britain: , the miners’ strike plays,

David Forrest and Sue Vice

in Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784992620
eISBN:
9781526132208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992620.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Hines’s conception of Britain after the miners’ strike, and the difficulty he experienced in fictionalising those divisive events. While his 1994 novel The Heart of It is a ... More


The Beautiful Fantasy: Imaginary Representations of Football in West African Cinema

Vlad Dima

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter first intends to explain the socio-political importance of football in West Africa (and its connections with Europe) as made evident by filmic representations. Second, it aims to ... More


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