HK%20376.Chapter8 - Chapter 8 Organized Sports 1890-1950...

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Chapter 8 Organized Sports 1890-1950
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The Media and Sports Separate sports sections by 1890s Modern look already by 1920 What grabbed readers? Clear results Order Continuity Common denominator
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Writers Grantland Rice (1880-1954) When the one great scorer . . . Four Horsemen of Notre Dame Gee Whiz reporting Invented images Incredibly productive That journalism could be a career
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Media Newspapers fight for circulation They promote sports All Star games Golden Gloves boxing Radio begins too Graham McNamee Escape Imagination
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The Consumer Culture Mass consumption and leisure ethic Sporting goods businesses thrive Leisure time (off work) 1890 = 60 hour work week 1920 = 47 hour work week 1940 = 40 hour work week
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Fulfillment in Consumption Individual pleasures as entitlement Relaxed laws and religious objections Sport becomes a consumer commodity Entertainment Boredom chaser Decisiveness of win/losses Creates order, standards of quality
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course HK 376 taught by Professor Harper during the Fall '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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