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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


Catching Up

Samuel O. Regalado

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037351
eISBN:
9780252094538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037351.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the scope of Nikkei baseball in the aftermath of the Second World War. Re-entry into mainstream society proved challenging for much of the Nikkei community, particularly as ... More


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