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Sport and Society


Acquiring Editor: Danny Nasset
Series Editors: Randy Roberts and Aram Goudsouzian
Founding Editors: Benjamin Rader and Randy Roberts

The Sport and Society series publishes scholarly books as well as short books on individual sports directed to the student and general reader. These include new works dealing with sports in many academic disciplines as well as paperback reissues of scholarly and popular books.

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link to catalog page, Bloomer Girls

Bloomer Girls

Women Baseball Pioneers

Author: Debra A. Shattuck
Pub Date: February 2017

America, its women, and its game   learn more...

link to catalog page, Globetrotting

Globetrotting

African American Athletes and Cold War Politics

Author: Damion L. Thomas
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2017

Deploying African American sports stars in the Cold War   learn more...

link to catalog page, Changing the Playbook

Changing the Playbook

How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Author: Howard P. Chudacoff
Pub Date: January 2016

Turning points in the history of college athletics since 1950   learn more...

link to catalog page, Team Chemistry

Team Chemistry

The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Author: Nathan Michael Corzine
Pub Date: February 2016

The hard realities of a game as American as red juice, white lines, and Vida Blue   learn more...

link to catalog page, Game Faces

Game Faces

Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation

Author: Sarah K. Fields
Pub Date: May 2016

The evolving legal definition of "out of bounds"   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism Author: Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves
Pub Date: August 2016

A first-ever history of the reality, and the myth, behind the Olympic Games' foundational belief   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sex Testing

Sex Testing

Gender Policing in Women's Sports

Author: Lindsay Parks Pieper
Pub Date: May 2016

An epic and overlooked story of female participation in the Olympic Games   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cold War Games

Cold War Games

Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Author: Toby C. Rider
Pub Date: May 2016

The United States and the Soviet Union vie for the five rings to rule them all   learn more...

link to catalog page, Wounded Lions

Wounded Lions

Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky, and the Crises in Penn State Athletics

Author: Ronald A. Smith
Pub Date: February 2016

A rogue program, an iconic coach, and an unspeakable tragedy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary Author: Robert F. Burk
Pub Date: February 2015

The story of how one man shaped professional sports' modern era   learn more...

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