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The Colossal Fetuses of La Venta and Mesoamerica’s Earliest Creation Story

Carolyn E. Tate

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Among the earliest monumental sculptures of the Americas were depictions of the human fetus. Along with representations of the human embryo, sculptures of the fetus were important subjects in the art ... More


Old Ways of Playing

Richard Holt

in Sport and the British: A Modern History

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852298
eISBN:
9780191670541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852298.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the traditional sports in Great Britain from the early 18th to the mid-19th century. Contrary to popular belief, a remarkable range of popular games and contests were played and ... More


Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At the Center of Ceremony and Identity

Michael J. Zogry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833605
eISBN:
9781469603940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898208_zogry
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Anetso, a centuries-old Cherokee ball game still played today, is a vigorous, sometimes violent activity that rewards speed, strength, and agility. At the same time, it is the focus of several linked ... More


The Grown-Ups Giveth, the Grown-Ups Taketh Away: Misunderstanding Gendered Play

Anna R. Beresin

in Recess Battles: Playing, Fighting, and Storytelling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737394
eISBN:
9781621036654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737394.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores three games played by the children in the Mill School yard: handball, hopscotch, and the Fighting Game. It notes that all games involve peer negotiation and demonstrate the ... More


Tadatse anetsodui (Go and play ball with them): Anetso in the Cherokee Narrative Tradition

Michael J. Zogry

in Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At the Center of Ceremony and Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833605
eISBN:
9781469603940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898208_zogry.5
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter contains cultural narratives that feature anetso and the ritual transmission of cultural narratives. It includes a discussion of core cultural narratives, basic cosmology, and ... More


Tossing a Ball in a French Cathedral

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the liturgical ball game that was popular in some French cathedrals during the twelfth century and its connection to the Feast of Fools. Both the ball game and the Feast of ... More


One Last at Bat

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Whatever instigated the ugly argument that sealed his fate with Warner Brothers mattered little to Buzz now. The trades in May revealed that Esther Williams was named by MGM to play the leading role ... More


The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York

Neil J. Sullivan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331837
eISBN:
9780199851607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331837.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Timed to be released at the start of 2008 spring training, this book chronicles the entire history of a stadium that was home to the greatest dynasty in sports history, a stadium that saw its final ... More


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