The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

Rise. of. Stadiums. in. the. Modern. United. States. Many Americans know more about the stadiums that loom over their cityscapes or college campuses than they do about any other aspect of the nation's geography. Stadiums serve as iconic ...

Author: Mark Dyreson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317989288

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Many Americans know more about the stadiums that loom over their cityscapes or college campuses than they do about any other aspect of the nation’s geography. Stadiums serve as iconic monuments of urban and university identities. Indeed, the power of sport in modern American culture has produced ‘sportscapes’—landscapes literally shaped by their devotion to athletic competition. Curiously, given the importance of the secular cathedrals in American culture, historians have paid little attention to these edifices. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport seeks to remedy that oversight. This book will analyze stadiums from a variety of perspectives, paying special attention to the links between the ‘built environment’ in which Americans watch and play games and the larger social environments that the nation’s sporting practices inhabit. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport explores the role of stadiums in shaping urban identities, determining the economics of intercollegiate athletics, influencing local and national politics. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Eighth Wonder of the World

The Eighth Wonder of the World

The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport. New York: Routledge, 2010. Eddy, George W. Sound-Off. Houston Post, January 21, 1961, section 2, 3. Edelman, Rob. “What's My Line? and Baseball.

Author: Robert C. Trumpbour

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496211781

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 282

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2017 Seymour Medal from the Society for American Baseball Research 2016 Pete Delohery Award for Best Sports Book from Shelf Unbound When it opened in 1965, the Houston Astrodome, nicknamed the Eighth Wonder of the World, captured the attention of an entire nation, bringing pride to the city and enhancing its reputation nationwide. It was a Texas-sized vision of the future, an unthinkable feat of engineering with premium luxury suites, theater-style seating, and the first animated scoreboard. Yet there were memorable problems such as outfielders’ inability to see fly balls and failed attempts to grow natural grass—which ultimately led to the development of AstroTurf. The Astrodome nonetheless changed the way people viewed sports, putting casual fans at the forefront of a user-experience approach that soon became the standard in all American sports. The Eighth Wonder of the World tears back the facade and details the Astrodome’s role in transforming Houston as a city while also chronicling the building’s storied fifty years in existence and the ongoing debate about its preservation.
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Conversations With Food

Conversations With Food

“In Texas, Where Everything Is Big, Houston Stadium Is the Greatest.” New York Times ... The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport, edited by Mark Dyreson and Robert Trumpbour, Routledge, 2010, pp. 92-109.

Author: Dorothy Chansky

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648891021

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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"Conversations With Food" offers readers an array of essays revealing the power of food (and its absence) to transform relationships between the human and non-human realms; to define national, colonial, and postcolonial cultures; to help instantiate race, gender, and class relations; and to serve as the basis for policymaking. Food functions in these contexts as items in religious or secular law, as objects with which to bargain or over which to fight, as literary trope, and as a way to improve or harm health—individual or collective. The anthology ranges from Ancient Greece to the posthuman fairy underworld; from the codifying of French culinary heritage to the strategic marketing of 100-calorie snacks; from the European famine after the Second World War to the lush and exotic cuisines of culinary tourism today. "Conversations With Food" will engage anyone interested in discovering the disciplinary breadth and depth of food studies. The anthology is ideally suited for introductory and advanced courses in food studies, as it includes essays in a range of humanities and social science disciplines, and each author draws cross-disciplinary linkages between their own work and other essays in the volume. This thematic and conceptual intercalation, when read with the editors’ introduction, makes the collection an exceptionally strong representation of the field of food studies.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to American Sport History

A Companion to American Sport History

Smith, Ronald A. (2010) “Far More than Commercialism: Stadium Building from Harvard's Innovations to Stanford's 'Dirt Bowl.'” In Mark Dyreson and Robert Trumpbour (eds.), The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States.

Author: Steven A. Riess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118609408

Category: History

Page: 704

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A Companion to American Sport History presents acollection of original essays that represent the firstcomprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing fieldof American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarshiprelating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars workingin the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonialtimes to the present day, including major sports such as baseball,football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and trackand field Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization,technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sportsbiography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
Categories: History

The Asian Games Modern Metaphor for The Middle Kingdom Reborn

The Asian Games  Modern Metaphor for    The Middle Kingdom    Reborn

... in Sport The Danish Involvement Hans Bonde The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States Cathedrals of Sport Edited by Mark Dyreson and Robert Trumpbour The Triple Asian Olympics Asia Rising - the Pursuit of National Identity, ...

Author: J.A. Mangan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351546188

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The premise of The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ?The Middle Kingdom? Reborn - Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol is emphatic. The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games was a metaphor for hegemony and renaissance. China crushed the other Asian nations with the massive weight of its Gold Medal ?haul? and demonstrated regional self-confidence regained. The huge accumulation of gold medals emphasized that once again China stood apart, and above, other nations of Asia. China's reaction and the reactions of the other Asian nations are explored in The Asian Games. There is another premise in the publication that the ?Chinese? Asian Games were a harbinger of a wider dominance to come: geopolitically, politically, militarily, economically and culturally. And there is a further issue raised by the Guangzhou Asian Games- the continuing determination of the Asian nations to mount a distinctive Games that is Asian and resistant to the cumbersome gigantism of the Modern Olympic Games. Asia now has the wealth to promote, present and project a global sports mega-event with an Asian identity and in an Asian idiom. This Collection is unique in focus, argument and evidence.This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
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The Arena Inside the Tailgating Ticket Scalping Mascot Racing Dubiously Funded and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport

The Arena  Inside the Tailgating  Ticket Scalping  Mascot Racing  Dubiously Funded  and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport

In ancient Greece, athletic contests were held to honor war heroes, while early U.S. stadiums were often named in ... as sports historian Ronald A. Smith points out in an essay in The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States.

Author: Rafi Kohan

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 9781631491283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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Finalist • PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing “An inventive, fast-paced look at what have become our modern shrines in a sports-obsessed society.” —Tom Verducci In this “addictive” (Publishers Weekly) romp, intrepid sportswriter Rafi Kohan finagles access to our most beloved fields to find out just what makes them tick: from old-timer Wrigley, creakily adjusting to the twenty-first century, to the oversized monstrosity of Jerry’s World in Dallas. Investigating harrowing logistics and deeply ingrained traditions, Kohan employs his infectious “wit and style” (Christian Science Monitor) to expose the realities of building and maintaining these commercial cathedrals of sports worship. “Highly compelling” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), The Arena is a must-read for superfans, shameless bandwagoners, athletes, groundskeepers, culture junkies, and anyone who’s ever headed off eagerly to the ballpark to catch a game.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Author: Mark Dyreson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317989271

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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Many Americans know more about the stadiums that loom over their cityscapes or college campuses than they do about any other aspect of the nation’s geography. Stadiums serve as iconic monuments of urban and university identities. Indeed, the power of sport in modern American culture has produced ‘sportscapes’—landscapes literally shaped by their devotion to athletic competition. Curiously, given the importance of the secular cathedrals in American culture, historians have paid little attention to these edifices. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport seeks to remedy that oversight. This book will analyze stadiums from a variety of perspectives, paying special attention to the links between the ‘built environment’ in which Americans watch and play games and the larger social environments that the nation’s sporting practices inhabit. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport explores the role of stadiums in shaping urban identities, determining the economics of intercollegiate athletics, influencing local and national politics. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Encyclopaedia Britannica a New Survey of Universal Knowledge

Encyclopaedia Britannica  a New Survey of Universal Knowledge

STADION , JOHANN PHILIPP KARL JOSEPH SRINAGAR , capital of the state of Kashmir , 5,250 ft . above ( 1763–1824 ) , Austrian ... In modern usage ture is the porch , which has a colonnade of rearing horses , each stadium is one of several ...

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