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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 16: Sports and Recreation

Verlag: The University of North Carolina Press, 2011
ISBN 10: 0807834416 / ISBN 13: 9780807834411
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Verlag: The University of North Carolina Press

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Inhaltsangabe: What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities.

Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.

Inhaltsangabe: "Like its companions, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture is a pure delight, with exhaustive coverage, a sense of humor, and a sharp eye for detail. From gardening to NASCAR, the South's favorite pastimes are all here, and as entertaining in print as they are in practice."--Harry Watson, director of the Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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