The Resource Sporting with the gods : the rhetoric of play and game in American culture, Michael Oriard

Sporting with the gods : the rhetoric of play and game in American culture, Michael Oriard

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Sporting with the gods : the rhetoric of play and game in American culture
Title
Sporting with the gods
Title remainder
the rhetoric of play and game in American culture
Statement of responsibility
Michael Oriard
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Language
eng
Summary
"Sporting with the Gods examines the rhetoric of "game" and "play" and "sport" in American culture from the time of the Puritans to the 1980s. Focusing on writers and public figures who dominated public discourse, Oriard shows how the trope of game and play in fiction and in religious, social, and economic writings can be used to graph changes in the religious and social climate from the Puritans through the Transcendentalists to the Social Darwinists and from the Beats and hippies to the New Age spiritualists of the present decade. He also uses the trope to graph the shifting attitudes toward work (and play) in the game of business, as the United States moved to industrial capitalism and then to a postindustrial society of consumerism and leisure. The result is a history of this country from its inception, through the lens of a single trope, resonating with implications at every strata of American culture." --from back cover
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DLC
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1948-
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Oriard, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PS169.P55
  • E169.1
LC item number
O75 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Play in literature
  • English language
  • Popular culture
  • Sports in literature
  • Games in literature
  • Metaphor
  • Sport
  • Spel
  • Retorica
  • Amerikaans
  • Letterkunde
  • Literatur
  • Spiel (Motiv)
  • Kultur
  • Spiel
  • Geschichte
  • Sport
  • Sport (Motiv)
  • American literature
  • Civilization
  • English language
  • Games in literature
  • Metaphor
  • Play in literature
  • Popular culture
  • Sports in literature
  • United States
  • USA
  • United States
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Sporting with the gods : the rhetoric of play and game in American culture, Michael Oriard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-558) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 579 pages
Isbn
9780521391139
Lccn
90044788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22277464
  • (OCoLC)ocm22277464
Label
Sporting with the gods : the rhetoric of play and game in American culture, Michael Oriard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-558) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 579 pages
Isbn
9780521391139
Lccn
90044788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22277464
  • (OCoLC)ocm22277464

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