9781682260760-1682260763-Defending the American Way of Life: Sport, Culture, and the Cold War (Sport, Culture, and Society)

Defending the American Way of Life: Sport, Culture, and the Cold War (Sport, Culture, and Society)

ISBN-13: 9781682260760
ISBN-10: 1682260763
Edition: 1
Author: Witherspoon, Kevin B.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781682260760
ISBN-10: 1682260763
Edition: 1
Author: Witherspoon, Kevin B.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages

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Acknowledged authors Witherspoon, Kevin B. wrote Defending the American Way of Life: Sport, Culture, and the Cold War (Sport, Culture, and Society) comprising 280 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1682260763 and 9781682260760. Since then Defending the American Way of Life: Sport, Culture, and the Cold War (Sport, Culture, and Society) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Winner, 2019 NASSH Book Award, Anthology.

The Cold War was fought in every corner of society, including in the sport and entertainment industries. Recognizing the importance of culture in the battle for hearts and minds, the United States, like the Soviet Union, attempted to win the favor of citizens in nonaligned states through the soft power of sport. Athletes became de facto ambassadors of US interests, their wins and losses serving as emblems of broader efforts to shield American culture—both at home and abroad—against communism.

In Defending the American Way of Life, leading sport historians present new perspectives on high-profile issues in this era of sport history alongside research drawn from previously untapped archival sources to highlight the ways that sports influenced and were influenced by Cold War politics. Surveying the significance of sports in Cold War America through lenses of race, gender, diplomacy, cultural infiltration, anti-communist hysteria, doping, state intervention, and more, this collection illustrates how this conflict remains relevant to US sporting institutions, organizations, and ideologies today.
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