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Sport and Society


Acquiring Editor: Danny Nasset
Series Editors: Aram Goudsouzian and Jaime Schultz
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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Pigskin Nation

How the NFL Remade American Politics

Author: Jesse Berrett
Pub Date: April 2018

The incendiary union of two all-American institutions   learn more...

link to catalog page, I Fight for a Living

I Fight for a Living

Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Author: Louis Moore
Pub Date: October 2017

Hardworking prizefighters and the battle against a racist America   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, The Revolt of the Black Athlete Author: Harry Edwards
Pub Date: May 2017

The Fiftieth Anniversary edition of the pioneering study of sport and struggle   learn more...

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, 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, 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, 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, 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...

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