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“Where Have You Gone, Hank Greenberg?”: Sport and the American Jewish Experience Since World War II

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the Jewish American sport experience in the U.S. since World War II. While the interwar years represented something of a peak for Jewish professional athletes, the 1970s ... More


The Ultimate Move

Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves

in The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040351
eISBN:
9780252098772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040351.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the continued decline of amateurism in the late twentieth century. As professional sport grew in popularity, the lines between amateurism and professionalism blurred further. ... More


From Argentina Without Emotions

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

in Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144023
eISBN:
9781400850310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter focuses on psychological pressure in a competitive environment. It tests the hypothesis that if incentives become sufficiently large, the performance of professional players should ... More


Epilogue

Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves

in The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040351
eISBN:
9780252098772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040351.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This epilogue considers the process whereby International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Juan Antonio Samaranch and the IOC unwound amateurism as its eligibility rule. It discusses the continuing ... More


The Sport Marriage: Women Who Make It Work

Steven M. Ortiz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043161
eISBN:
9780252052040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043161.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Male professional athletes captivate fans and profoundly influence today’s society as part of the $1.3 trillion global sport industry. Although these athletes’ lives and careers are widely reported, ... More


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