This collection illustrates the expansiveness of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport. While rooted in anthropology, these essays consider American sports in their social, economic, cultural and political aspects, charting their evolution. The book draws from history, sociology, and political science; as well as considering the relationship between the developed and developing world; and culture and masculinity.
The first part of the book considers the local and global interplay of professional baseball, covering:
The second part of the book is concerned with the cultural examination of the responsiveness of masculinity to social and cultural forces, examining:
This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society
This is the first book which comprehensively examines the way humans pace exercise and sporting activities. This concept represents an exciting opportunity to combine the latest physiological and psychological theories with practical sport and exercise applications. This book will be an essential read for sport and exercise science academics, students, coaches, athletes and general exercise enthusiasts.