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By Daniel A. Nathan

Rooting for the house Team examines how a variety of American groups create and preserve a feeling of collective identification via activities. taking a look at huge towns resembling Chicago, Baltimore, and l. a. in addition to small rural cities, suburbs, and school cities, the members examine the concept rooting for neighborhood athletes and residential groups frequently symbolizes a community's most well-liked realizing of itself, and that doing so is an expression of connectedness, public satisfaction and delight, and private identity.


Some of the wide-ranging essays indicate that monetary pursuits additionally play an important position in encouraging fan bases, and smooth media have made each seasonal activity into yearlong obsessions. Celebrities appear for giant video games, politicians throw out first pitches, and taxpayers pay lots for brand spanking new stadiums and arenas. The essays in Rooting for the house Team conceal a variety of expert and beginner athletics, together with groups in basketball, soccer, baseball, or even the phenomenon of no-glove softball.


Contributors are Amy Bass, Susan Cahn, Mark Dyreson, Michael Ezra, Elliott J. Gorn, Christopher Lamberti, Allison Lauterbach, Catherine M. Lewis, Shelley Lucas, Daniel A. Nathan, Michael Oriard, Carlo Rotella, Jaime Schultz, Mike Tanier, David okay. Wiggins, and David W. Zang.

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