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Baseball on TrialThe Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Nathaniel Grow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038198
eISBN:
9780252095993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038198.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The 1922 Federal Baseball Supreme Court ruling held that the “business of base ball” was not subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act because it did not constitute interstate commerce. This book explains ... More

The Big Leagues Go to WashingtonCongress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

David George Surdam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Between 1951 and 1989, Congress held a series of hearings to investigate the antitrust aspects of professional sports leagues. Among the concerns: ownership control of players, restrictions on new ... More

Bloomer GirlsWomen Baseball Pioneers

Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Debra A. Shattuck

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book is the first to document the transformation of America’s national pastime from a gender-neutral sport into a highly-gendered “man’s game.” For decades, most modern scholars of sport have ... More

Changing the PlaybookHow Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Howard P. Chudacoff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039782
eISBN:
9780252097881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039782.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book delves into the background and what-ifs surrounding seven defining moments that redefined college sports. These changes involved fundamental issues—race and gender, profit and power—that ... More

Cheating the SpreadGamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Albert J. Figone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Delving into the history of gambling and corruption in intercollegiate sports, this book recounts all of the major gambling scandals in college football and basketball. The book finds that game ... More

Cold War GamesPropaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Toby C. Rider

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040238
eISBN:
9780252098451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040238.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

It is the early Cold War. The Soviet Union appears to be in irresistible ascendance and moves to exploit the Olympic Games as a vehicle for promoting international communism. In response, the United ... More

Curt Flood in the MediaBaseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete

Curt Flood in the Media: Baseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete

Abraham Iqbal Khan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031380
eISBN:
9781621032564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031380.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book examines the public discourse surrounding Curt Flood (1938–1997), the star center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals throughout the 1960s. In 1969, Flood was traded to the Philadelphia ... More

England and the 1966 World CupA Cultural History

England and the 1966 World Cup: A Cultural History

John Hughson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096150
eISBN:
9781526115331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096150.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book considers the 1966 World Cup as a key ‘moment of modernity’ in England’s post-war history. The World Cup is examined within the complexity of the cultural, social and political change of ... More

Fame to InfamyRace, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book follows the paths of sports figures who were embraced by the general populace but who, through a variety of circumstances, real or imagined, found themselves falling out of favor. The ... More

Figure Skating in the Formative YearsSingles, Pairs, and the Expanding Role of Women

Figure Skating in the Formative Years: Singles, Pairs, and the Expanding Role of Women

James R. Hines

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039065
eISBN:
9780252097041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039065.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Once a winter pastime for socializing and courtship, skating evolved into the wildly popular competitive sport of figure skating, one of the few athletic arenas where female athletes hold a public ... More

Friday Night FighterGaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing

Friday Night Fighter: Gaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing

Troy Rondinone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037375
eISBN:
9780252094668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037375.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book relives a lost moment in American postwar history, when boxing ruled as one of the nation's most widely televised sports. During the 1950s and 1960s, viewers tuned in weekly, sometimes even ... More

Game FacesSport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation

Game Faces: Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation

Sarah K. Fields

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040283
eISBN:
9780252098543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040283.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Sports figures cope with a level of celebrity once reserved for the stars of stage and screen. This book looks at the legal ramifications of the cases brought by six of them—golfer Tiger Woods, ... More

I Fight for a LivingBoxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Louis Moore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

At its heart, I Fight for a Living is a book about black men who came of age in the Reconstruction and early Jim Crow era--a time when the remaking of white manhood was at its most intense, placing ... More

Local VinoThe Winery Boom in the Heartland

Local Vino: The Winery Boom in the Heartland

James R. Pennell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040740
eISBN:
9780252099199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040740.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The art and craft of winemaking has put down roots in the Midwest, where enterprising vintners coax reds and whites from the prairie earth while their businesses stand at the hub of a new tradition ... More

A Locker Room of Her OwnCelebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038136
eISBN:
9781621039617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Female athletes are too often perceived as interlopers in the historically male-dominated world of sports. Obstacles specific to women are of particular focus in this book. Race, sexual orientation, ... More

Mega-Events and Social ChangeSpectacle, Legacy and Public Culture

Mega-Events and Social Change: Spectacle, Legacy and Public Culture

Maurice Roche

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117083
eISBN:
9781526128416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117083.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book analyses the biggest, most spectacular and at times most controversial types of events, namely ‘mega-events’, and particularly recent Olympics and Expos. In this respect it builds on the ... More

More than Cricket and FootballInternational Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Joel Nathan Rosen and Maureen M. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809889
eISBN:
9781496809926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This collection takes a critical look at athletic celebrity on the part of athletes who enjoy worldwide reputations without necessarily breaking into the more narrowly defined North American sporting ... More

Nation at PlayA History of Sport in India

Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India

Ronojoy Sen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164900
eISBN:
9780231539937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164900.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Reaching as far back as ancient times, Ronojoy Sen pairs a novel history of India’s engagement with sport and a probing analysis of its cultural and political development under monarchy and ... More

Nikkei BaseballJapanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Samuel O. Regalado

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037351
eISBN:
9780252094538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037351.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Nikkei Baseball examines baseball's evolving importance to the Japanese American community and the construction of Japanese American identity. Originally introduced in Japan in the late 1800s, ... More

A People's History of Baseball

A People's History of Baseball

Mitchell Nathanson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036804
eISBN:
9780252093920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036804.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Baseball is much more than the national pastime. It has become an emblem of America itself. Stories abound that illustrate baseball's significance in eradicating racial barriers, bringing ... More

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