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The Resource The I in team : sports fandom and the reproduction of identity, Erin C. Tarver

The I in team : sports fandom and the reproduction of identity, Erin C. Tarver

Label
The I in team : sports fandom and the reproduction of identity
Title
The I in team
Title remainder
sports fandom and the reproduction of identity
Statement of responsibility
Erin C. Tarver
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There is one sound that will always be loudest in sports. It isn't the squeak of sneakers or the crunch of helmets; it isn't the grunts or even the stadium music. It's the deafening roar of sports fans. For those few among us on the outside, sports fandom - with its war paint and pennants, its pricey cable TV packages and esoteric stats reeled off like code - looks highly irrational, entertainment gone overboard. But as Erin C. Tarver demonstrates in this book, sports fandom become extraordinarily important to our psyche, a matter of the very essence of who we are. Why in the world, Tarver asks, would anyone care about how well a total stranger can throw a ball, or hit one with a bat, or toss one through a hoop? Because such activities and the massive public events that surround them form some of the most meaningful ritual identity practices we have today. They are a primary way we - as individuals and a collective - decide both who we are who we are not. And as such, they are also one of the key ways that various social structures such as race and gender hierarchies are sustained, lending a dark side to the joys of being a sports fan. Drawing on everything from philosophy to sociology to sports history, she offers a profound exploration of the significance of sports in contemporary life, showing us just how high the stakes of the game are
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tarver, Erin C
Index
index present
LC call number
GV715
LC item number
.T379 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports spectators
  • Fans (Persons)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Fans (Persons)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Sports spectators
  • United States
  • Sportfan
  • Identität
  • Zuschauer
  • Sportveranstaltung
  • USA
Label
The I in team : sports fandom and the reproduction of identity, Erin C. Tarver
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: sports fandom and identity -- Who is a "fan"? -- Sports fandom as practice of subjectivization -- Putting the "we" in "we're number one": mascots, team, and community identity -- Hero or mascot? : fantasies of identification -- "Honey badger takes what he wants": southern collegiate athletics and the mascotting of black masculinity -- From mascot to danger -- Women on the margins of sports fandom
Control code
958781806
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780226470276
Lccn
2016042822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958781806
Label
The I in team : sports fandom and the reproduction of identity, Erin C. Tarver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: sports fandom and identity -- Who is a "fan"? -- Sports fandom as practice of subjectivization -- Putting the "we" in "we're number one": mascots, team, and community identity -- Hero or mascot? : fantasies of identification -- "Honey badger takes what he wants": southern collegiate athletics and the mascotting of black masculinity -- From mascot to danger -- Women on the margins of sports fandom
Control code
958781806
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780226470276
Lccn
2016042822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958781806

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