More Than Just a Game by Kathryn Jay
Sports in American Life Since 1945 (Columbia Histories of Modern American Life)

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More Than Just a Game tracks the explosion of the sports industry in the United States since 1945 and how it has shaped class, racial, gender, and national identities. By examining both professional and intercollegiate sports such as baseball, football, basketball, golf, tennis, and stock car racing, Kathryn Jay looks at the impact of packaging, salary, hype, corporate sponsorship, drug use, and the presence of women and African American players. Jay also considers the persistent belief that sports encourage good citizenship and morality despite a rise in cheating and violent behavior and an unabashed emphasis on financial gain. More Than Just a Game is a fascinating exploration of a phenomenon that has engaged the American imagination and thrilled fans for decades.

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Kathryn Jay was most recently an assistant professor of history and director of American studies at Barnard College.
Published July 6, 2004 by Columbia University Press. 304 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Jay expertly details the development of sports in America from the almost complete decimation of professional baseball during World War II to the evolution of leisure sports such as golf and the chaotic world of drugs and cheating scandals marking professional sports in the 1990s.

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