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Against football : one fan's reluctant manifesto

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  • Voix de: Peter Berkrot
    Publisher:
    Tantor Media, 2015
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Auteur: Almond, Steve
    Contributor: Tantor Media; Berkrot, Peter
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
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    2015
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    In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions: Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia' What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood-run, leap, throw, tackle-into a billion-dollar industry' How did a sport that causes brain damage become such an important emblem for our institutions of higher learning' There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America's favorite game with such searing candor.

    Éditeur original: Old Saybrook, Conn, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Tantor Media, [Distributed by] OneClick Digital
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781494528348