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Title:
Understanding Nicholson Baker
Author:
Saltzman, Arthur M. (Arthur Michael), 1953-
Publication Information:
Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiii, 209 pages ; 19 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Editor's preface -- Preface -- Columbus of the near-at-hand -- Mezzanine -- Room temperature -- U and I: a true story -- Vox -- Fermata -- Uncollected works -- Size of thoughts: essays and other lumber -- Everlasting story of Nory -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
ISBN:
9781570033032
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Professional football is one of the most popular television genres worldwide, attracting the support of millions of fans, and the sponsorship of powerful companies. In A Game of Two Halves, Cornel Sandvoss considers football's relationship with television, its links with trans-national capitalism, and the importance of football fandom in forming social and cultural identities around the globe, to present the phenomenon of football as a reflection postmodern culture and globalization. Through a series of case studies, based in ethnographic audience research, Sandvoss explores the motivations and pleasures of football fans, the intense bond formed between supporters and their clubs, the implications of football consumption on political discourse and citizenship, football as a factor of cultural globalization, and the pivotal role of football and television in a postmodern cultural order.


Author Notes

Arthur Saltzman grew up in the Chicago area and lives in Joplin, Missouri. He is the author of six books of literary scholarship. Objects and Empathy received the Mid-List Press First Series ward for Creative Nonfiction.

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