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作者 Grasmuck, Sherri
書名 Protecting Home : Class, Race, and Masculinity in Boys' Baseball
出版項 Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2005
國際標準書號 9780813537610 (electronic bk.)
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附註 Intro -- List of Tables and Maps -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter One: Seeing the World in Neighborhood Baseball -- Chapter Two: The Neighborhood and Race Sponsorship: "A Dropped Third Strike -- Chapter Two Vignette: Kate's Quiet Championship -- Chapter Three: The Clubhouse and Class Cultures: "Bringing the Infield In -- Chapter Three Vignette: How Parents Get on Base -- Chapter Four: The Dugout and the Masculinity Styles of Coaches: "Never Bail Out -- Chapter Four Vignette: Making Room for Lennie -- Chapter Five: The Bench and Boys' Culture: "The Heart of the Lineup -- Chapter Six: Conclusion -- Appendix: Methodological Considerations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
What can neighborhood baseball tell us about class and gender cultures, urban change, and the ways that communities value public space? Through a close exploration of a boys' baseball league in a gentrifying neighborhood of Philadelphia, sociologist Sherri Grasmuck reveals the accommodations and tensions that characterize multicultural encounters in contemporary American public life. Based on years of ethnographic observation and interviews with children, parents, and coaches, Protecting Home offers an analysis of the factors that account for racial accommodation in a space that was previously known for racial conflict and exclusion. Grasmuck argues that the institutional arrangements and social characteristics of children's baseball create a cooperative environment for the negotiation of social, cultural, and class differences. Chapters explore coaching styles, parental involvement, institutional politics, parent-child relations, and children's experiences. Grasmuck identifies differences in the ways that the mostly white, working-class "old-timers" and the racially diverse, professional newcomers relate to the neighborhood. These distinctions reflect a competing sense of cultural values related to individual responsibility toward public space, group solidarity, appropriate masculine identities, and how best to promote children's interests--a contrast between "hierarchical communalism" and "child-centered individualism." Through an innovative combination of narrative approaches, this book succeeds both in capturing the immediacy of boys' interaction at the playing field and in contributing to sophisticated theoretical debates in urban studies, the sociology of childhood, and masculinity studies
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Grasmuck, Sherri Protecting Home : Class, Race, and Masculinity in Boys' Baseball Piscataway : Rutgers University Press,c2005 9780813535548
主題 Baseball for children -- Social aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Case studies.;Boys -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Social conditions -- Case studies.;Masculinity -- Case studies.;Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Case studies
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Alt Author Goldwater, Janet
Sonnet, Esther
Stanfield, Professor Peter
Bertellini, Associate Professor Giorgio
Maltby, Professor Richard , Jr
Wilson, Professor Ronald
Strunk, Professor Mary Elizabeth
Nochimson, Professor Martha
Munby, Professor Jonathan
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