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Smart Ball: Marketing the Myth and Managing the Reality of Major League Baseball

Robert F. Lewis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732078
eISBN:
9781604732177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732078.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book follows Major League Baseball (MLB)’s history as a sport, a domestic monopoly, a neocolonial power, and an international business. MLB’s challenge has been to market its popular mythology ... More


Introduction

Hiram Pérez

in A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Rather than imagining the late Victorian invention of homosexuality as a moment of singular and absolute abjection, the introduction posits the homosexual as a modern agent of neocolonial expansion ... More


Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique

Faye Caronan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039256
eISBN:
9780252097300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039256.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

When the United States acquired the Philippines and Puerto Rico, it reconciled its status as an empire with its anticolonial roots by claiming that it would altruistically establish democratic ... More


The Irish Republic as ‘Postcolonial’ Polity

Stephen Howe

in Ireland and Empire: Colonial Legacies in Irish History and Culture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249909
eISBN:
9780191697845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249909.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the arguments over the Irish Republic as a ‘neo-colony’ or ‘postcolonial’ state. Since the 1920s and 1970s, a substantial body of writing has sought to analyse the Irish Free ... More


Girls and Sex and Other Urban Diversions

Lesley A. Sharp

in The Sacrificed Generation: Youth, History, and the Colonized Mind in Madagascar

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229501
eISBN:
9780520935884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229501.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses adults' assumptions versus the lived realities of Ambanja's school youth, where television, discotheques, and video cinemas are believed to corrupt the lives of unsupervised ... More


Contract Workers, Exiles, and Commuters: Neocolonial and Postmodern Labor Arrangements

Jana K. Lipman

in Guantanamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255395
eISBN:
9780520942370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255395.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The U.S. Navy employed Jamaican workers as a result of the 1964 layoffs. GTMO unconsciously developed a new military model, which separated the base and its geography through this process. The ... More


Building a Colony

Kathryn C. Statler

in Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124407
eISBN:
9780813134772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124407.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the efforts of the U.S. agencies to modernize and Westernize South Vietnam and imprint American values and culture on the Vietnamese people. At the same time, the Eisenhower ... More


Jazz and Clave: Latin Big Bands

Alex Stewart

in Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

By looking at the careers, lives, and music of Chico O'Farrill and Ray Santos, this chapter enters a jazz world that thrives on hybridity. Latin jazz bands test musicians' mastery of the harmonic and ... More


Baseball as a Neocolonialist: Abusing Power

Robert F. Lewis

in Smart Ball: Marketing the Myth and Managing the Reality of Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732078
eISBN:
9781604732177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732078.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter talks about how MLB evolved from being a sport into being a business, wherein like all business MLB sought cheap resources in the form of players. The difference between the business of ... More


Baseball as a Global Business: Balancing Power

Robert F. Lewis

in Smart Ball: Marketing the Myth and Managing the Reality of Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732078
eISBN:
9781604732177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732078.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter functions as a concluding chapter that summarizes the progressive synthesis of baseball, viewed through MLB, as a sport, domestic monopoly, neocolonial power, and global business. It ... More


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