Baseball and the Mythic Moment

Baseball and the Mythic Moment

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Why do some events become transcendent moments of cultural significance, while others fade into relative obscurity? This book answers that question by studying baseball, and examines why moments like Ruth's called shot have become American cultural myths, while many other players, games and events have not.The basic book is, of course, Sir James George Frazer, The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (London, Oxford: Oxford ... On baseball as an example of the varieties and nature of myth, see Deanne Westbrook, Ground Rules: Baseball and Myth (Urbana: ... Every radio and television station devotes time (and money) to Hot Stove League activities, particularly when they reek of scandal. 13.

Title:Baseball and the Mythic Moment
Author: James D. Hardy, Jr.
Publisher:McFarland - 2007-02-12

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