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TennisA History from American Amateurs to Global Professionals

Tennis: A History from American Amateurs to Global Professionals

Greg Ruth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043895
eISBN:
9780252052798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043895.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book reassess how tennis evolved from a cloistered amateur game to a more inclusive and thoroughly professionalized global sport. Tennis began in Britain in 1873. The game grew quickly along the ... More

From Football to SoccerThe Early History of the Beautiful Game in the United States

From Football to Soccer: The Early History of the Beautiful Game in the United States

Brian D. Bunk

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043888
eISBN:
9780252052781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043888.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Across North America, Native Americans and colonists played a variety of kicking games long before soccer's emergence in the late 1800s. The book explores the development and social impact of these ... More

Degrees of DifficultyHow Women's Gymnastics Rose to Prominence and Fell from Grace

Degrees of Difficulty: How Women's Gymnastics Rose to Prominence and Fell from Grace

Georgia Cervin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043772
eISBN:
9780252052675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043772.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book chronicles the history of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics against the backdrop of the Cold War. Accepted into the Olympic program in 1952 because it was considered uniquely appropriate for ... More

Fighting VisibilitySports Media and Female Athletes in the UFC

Fighting Visibility: Sports Media and Female Athletes in the UFC

Jennifer McClearen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043734
eISBN:
9780252052637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043734.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Over the first twenty years of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) history, the mixed-martial arts (MMA) promotion adamantly excluded female athletes and upheld sports media’s time-honored ... More

Passing the BatonBlack Women Track Stars and American Identity

Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity

Cat M. Ariail

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043482
eISBN:
9780252052361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043482.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

In the post–World War II period, nations and territories used international sport to codify and communicate their ideal citizenries. For the United States, black women who competed in track and field ... More

NFL FootballA History of America's New National Pastime

NFL Football: A History of America's New National Pastime

Richard C. Crepeau

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043581
eISBN:
9780252052460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043581.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

A multibillion-dollar entertainment empire, the National Football League is a coast-to-coast obsession that borders on religion and dominates our sports-mad culture. But today's NFL also provides a ... More

The Sport MarriageWomen Who Make It Work

The Sport Marriage: Women Who Make It Work

Steven M. Ortiz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043161
eISBN:
9780252052040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043161.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Male professional athletes captivate fans and profoundly influence today’s society as part of the $1.3 trillion global sport industry. Although these athletes’ lives and careers are widely reported, ... More

Before March MadnessThe Wars for the Soul of College Basketball

Before March Madness: The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball

Kurt Edward Kemper

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043260
eISBN:
9780252052149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043260.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Before March Madness examines the power dynamics of mid-century college sports when their meaning in higher education was still uncertain, when their future in American culture was still ... More

Kansas City vs. OaklandThe Bitter Sports Rivalry That Defined an Era

Kansas City vs. Oakland: The Bitter Sports Rivalry That Defined an Era

Matthew C. Ehrlich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042652
eISBN:
9780252051500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042652.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The book discusses a sports rivalry between two cities--Kansas City, Missouri and Oakland, California--during one of the most tumultuous periods in U.S. history, the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. ... More

Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Roger R. Tamte

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041617
eISBN:
9780252050275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Existing football literature lacks an adequate history of the creation of American football, primarily because it fails to sufficiently examine individual human contributions, especially the ... More

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