The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2013-2014 (Paperback)

Generally acknowledged as the preeminent gathering of baseball scholars, the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture has made significant contributions to baseball research and pedagogy. This collection of 17 new essays is selected from the approximately 100 presentations of the 2013 and the 2014 symposia, covering topics whose importance extends beyond the ballpark. Presented in six themed parts, the essays consider the congruence of culture and baseball, the importance of ballpark itself, the myths, legends and icons of the baseball imagination, international and ethnic game variations, the work of baseball museum curators and a context for the game's rules of play and labor.
William M. Simons is professor of history at the State University of New York-Oneonta.
Product Details ISBN: 9780786498895
ISBN-10: 0786498897
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: January 29th, 2015
Pages: 300
Language: English
Series: Cooperstown Symposium