The Resource The athletic crusade : sport and American cultural imperialism, Gerald R. Gems

The athletic crusade : sport and American cultural imperialism, Gerald R. Gems

Label
The athletic crusade : sport and American cultural imperialism
Title
The athletic crusade
Title remainder
sport and American cultural imperialism
Statement of responsibility
Gerald R. Gems
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Athletic Crusade is the first book to systematically analyze the role of sports in the expansion of U.S. empire from the 1890s through World War II. Gerald R. Gems details how white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant males set the standard for inclusion within American society, transferred that standard to foreign territories, and subtly used American sports to instill allegedly desirable racial, moral, and commercial virtues in colonial subjects. In the realm of such expansion, sports provided a less harsh, less militaristic means of instilling belief in a dominant system's values and principles than more overt methods such as war. The process of change, however, had unexpected consequences as subordinate groups adapted or even rejected American overtures. Sport became a means for nonwhites to challenge whiteness, Social Darwinism, and cultural hegemony by establishing their own physical prowess, claiming a measure of esteem, and creating a greater sense of national identity. Gems shows the direct influence of sports in Hawaii, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic and explores their comparatively minimal influence in countries such as China and Japan. Amid increasing globalization, The Athletic Crusade offers a welcome perspective on how the United States has attempted to spread its influence in the past and the implications for the future of indigenous and other societies
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
796.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706.35
LC item number
.G46 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The athletic crusade : sport and American cultural imperialism, Gerald R. Gems
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Race, religion, and manifest destiny -- China and the rejection of Christianity -- Baseball and bushido in Japan -- Sport and colonialism in the Philippines -- Hawaii as a cultural crossroads of sport -- Cuba and the rehabilitative qualities of sport -- Sport and the restoration of pride in Puerto Rico -- Sport and economic retaliation in the Dominican Republic -- The outposts of empire -- The globalization of sport
Control code
ocm65195513
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803205406
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b27369262
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)65195513
  • acaebk0803205406
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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