Baseball and Social Class: Essays on the Democratic Game by Ronald E. Kates,Warren Tormey

By Ronald E. Kates,Warren Tormey

This number of clean essays examines the intersection of baseball and social classification, pointing to the realization that America’s online game, infused from its origins with a democratic mythos and based on high-minded rules of meritocracy, is still fraught with difficult category contradictions. every one essayist has explored how type status has inspired a few point of the sport as skilled by way of those that play it, those that watch it, those that write approximately it, and people who put up for sale. the subject of sophistication is an amorphous one and in tying it to baseball the members have thought of issues of race, schooling, locality, integration, assimilation, and cultural status. those components are the most important to realizing how baseball creates, preserves, reinforces and infrequently assails category divisions between those that watch, play, and personal the game.

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