"A Brief History Of American Sports" ( Elliott Gorn and Warren Goldstein ) Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"A Brief History Of American Sports" ( Elliott Gorn and Warren Goldstein )
Critical review of this work on sports as a symbol of promises and deceptions of the American Dream, focusing on the differences between women and men in sports.
# 14285 | 1,575 words | 1 source | 1999 | US
Published on Jul 21, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Sport (General)


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Elliott J. Gorn and Warren Goldstein, in A Brief History of American Sports, explore not only the historical evolution of sports from the colonial days through the early 1990s, but just as importantly "the entanglements of sports with life, and of how confused the real accomplishments of players on the field become with American culture's giddy dreams" (xii).

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"Elliott J. Gorn and Warren Goldstein, in A Brief History of American Sports, explore not only the historical evolution of sports from the colonial days through the early 1990s, but just as importantly "the entanglements of sports with life, and of how confused the real accomplishments of players on the field become with American culture's giddy dreams" (xii). The underlying argument of the book is that sports have come to represent the American Dream itself, in terms of both that Dream's promises and its deceptions. This study will provide a brief overview of the book and will then focus on American sports as they relate to gender.

Although the book is thoroughly documented and deals in some detail with American sports history, it "is by no means a comprehensive survey" of that history, but focuses instead on the ..."

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