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All-Stars and Movie Stars Sports in Film and History

Deborah A. Carmichael 1947-; Michael K Schoenecke (Michael Keith), 1949-; Ron Briley 1949-

c2008

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  • Title:
    All-Stars and Movie Stars Sports in Film and History
  • Author: Deborah A. Carmichael 1947-; Michael K Schoenecke (Michael Keith), 1949-; Ron Briley 1949-
  • Description: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Sports as Cultural Production and Representation; Masculinity, Misogyny, and Race in Sport; National Identity and Political Confrontation in Sports Competition; Filmography; Notes; Part One: Sport as Cultural Production and Representation; Endless Summer: Consuming Waves and Surfing the Frontier; Surf Exploitation and the Teenage Consumer; The Development and Commodification of Californian Surfing; The Endless Summer: Constructing the Known/Unknown
    The Endless Summer: Surfing the Frontier, Selling the WaveNotes; ""I'm Against It!"": The Marx Brothers' Horse Feathers as Cultural Critique; or, Why Big-Time College Football Gives Me a Haddock; Notes; Bobby Jones, Golf, and His Instructional Reels; Works Cited; Televised Golf and the Creation of Narrative; History; Form and Narrative; Discussion; Notes; Works Cited; What's Natural about It?: A Baseball Movie as Introduction to Key Concepts in Cultural Studies; What's Natural about It? Getting Started with Ideology; Roy Hobbs as America: Reading Metaphoric Characterization
    New Incarnations of Old Mythologies: Celebrity, Fame, and VisibilityRepresentations of Gender: ""Natural"" Archetypes and Patriarchies; Notes; Works Cited; Part Two: Masculinity, Misogyny, and Race in Sports Films; You Throw Like a Girl: Sports and Misogyny on the Silver Screen; Setting the Scene; All Women Are Not Equal; Nationalism and Olympic Rebirth; Lights, Camera, Action; Sports on the Silver Screen; The ""All-American"" Hero; The Distaff Side; ""Women Weaken Legs""; ""Ball Players? I Haven't Got Ball Players.""; ""We're Honored to Have the Lady Athlete""; Gender Slurs
    Girls Are the Worst!The Only Thing Worse Is Bein' a Fag; The Critic's Corner; That's a Wrap!; Works Cited; As American As . . . : Filling in the Gaps and Recovering the Narratives of America's Forgotten Heroes; More than a Game: Challenging White Supremacy through Narrative Performances; Before the Year All Hell Broke Loose: Black Baseball and the Coming of Jackie Robinson; Keeping the Legacy of Black Baseball Alive; Notes; Works Cited; Basketball's Great White Hope and Ronald Reagan's America: Hoosiers; Notes
    ""Just Some Bum from the Neighborhood"": The Resolution of Post-Civil Rights Tension and Heavyweight Public Sphere Discourse in RockyRocky's Historical Context: The Post-Vietnam Predicament; Ideology and the Boxing Film: The Industrial Yeoman of the Urban Frontier; Discursive Arenas: Boxing Ring as Metaphor for Civic Exchange; Notes; Works Cited; Fighting for Manhood: Rocky and Turn-of-the-Century Antimodernism; Note; Works Cited; Part Three: National Identity and Political Confrontation in Sports Competition
    Do You Believe in Miracles?: Whiteness, Hollywood, and a Post-9/11 Sports Imagination

    In addition to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, sports offer a versatile arena for discussion of class, race, gender, sexuality, and other social facets. All-Stars and Movie Stars: Sports in Film and History examines the interplay between sports films and the defining characteristics of the cultures from which they emerge. This important and unique collection will serve scholars of film, popular culture, and American history.


  • Publication Date: c2008
  • Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky
  • Format: 1 online resource (332 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8131-5983-0;ISBN 0-8131-7261-6
  • Subjects: Sports; Sports in motion pictures; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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