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    Touchdown : an American obsession / editors, Gerald R. Gems, North Central College, Gertrud Pfister, University of Copenhagen.
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    Great Barrington, Massachusetts : Berkshire Publishing Group Liability Company, [2019]
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  • National Football League.
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  • Football -- United States -- History.
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  • Football -- Social aspects -- United States.
  • ISBN: 
    9781614728245
    1614728240
    9781614720355
    1614720355
    Description: 
    xii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    Contents: 
    Touchdown: an American obsession goes global / Gerald R. Gems -- Part I. Football in the United States: -- American football / Ronald A. Smith -- College football / Brian M. Ingrassia -- High school and youth football / Robert Pruter -- The Super Bowl: an American institution / Brian Ackley, David Levinson, and Gerald Gems -- Scandals and controversies in football / Stephen H. Norwood -- Concussions: medical and legal controversies in football / Sarah K. Fields, R. Dawn Comstock -- Playing football / Michael Oriard -- Football and social change / Gerald R. Gems -- Imagining football fandom in the United States: home of the free or the branded pursuit of belonging? / Sarah Eikleberry -- American football and the media / Adam Rugg --The economics of American college and professional football / Robert A. Baade and Victor A. Matheson -- Challenging the gender order: women on the gridiron / Gertrud Pfister -- Football warriors: the archeology of football movies / David Chapman -- Part II. The globalization of American football: -- Canadian football / Craig Greenham -- American football in Latin America / Jorge Iber -- American football in Europe / Lars Dzikus -- American football in China: a story of resurgence / Huo Chuansong and Linda J. Borish -- American football in Japan / Kohei Kawashima -- American football's Pacific connections / Joel S. Franks.
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    American football is the most popular, and controversial, sport in the United States, and a massive industry. The NFL's revenues are over13 billion annually. The Super Bowl is watched by half of US television households and is televised in over 150 countries. Touchdown: An American Obsession is the first comprehensive guide to the history and culture of the sport, covering US college football as well as professional football worldwide. The editors and authors are among the world's leading sports scholars. They cover race, ethnicity, religion, gender, social class, and globalization, as well as recent scandals and controversies, the importance of television, and the art and aesthetics of the game. Touchdown: An American Obsession is a readable, authoritative guide for Americans as well as an introduction for people around the world. (Publisher)
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