Faithful to Fenway Believing in Boston, Baseball, and America's Most Beloved Ballpark

ISBN-10: 0814799779
ISBN-13: 9780814799772
Authors: Michael Ian Borer
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Even Yankee fans will have much to consider from this book, published so soon after the Red Sox curse has ended. This is an important work of the sociology of sport and of urban sociology. Gary Alan Fine, author of With the Boys: Little League Baseball and Preadolescent Culture Even if you don't already love the Red Sox, you'll love this account of the stories people tell about why Fenway matters. Nancy T. Ammerman, author of Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives The Green Monster. Peskys Pole. The Lone Red Seat. Yawkey Way. To baseball fans this list of bizarre phrases evokes only one place: Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Built in 1912, Fenway Park is Americas…    

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Michael Ian Borer is a graduate of Lafayette College and obtained a doctorate in Sociology at Boston University.nbsp; He is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the former Vice President of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Concerned about the dynamics of urban cultures, he is especially interested in the social, emotional, and moral relationships between people and places. His books include Faithful to Fenway: Believing in Boston, Baseball, and America's Most Beloved Ballpark (NYU Press, 2008) and Varieties of Urban Experience: The American City and the Practice of Culture (University of American Press, 2006).

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: New York University Press Number of pages: 288 Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.68" tall Weight: 0.792 lbs. Language: English