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City Games: The Evolution of American Urban Society and the Rise of Sports (Sport and Society)

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Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 1st 1991 by University of Illinois Press (first published September 1st 1989)
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Steven A. Riess, in City Games, ties explicitely the rise of mass participation and consumption of sports with the rise of the metropolitan industrial city. Riess reviews the need for mass entertainment and interest in sports which was incubated with the evolution of cities in the 19th and 20th centuries. At it’s heart a synthesis of sports histories and urban histories, Riess largely does not make ground breaking new research, but instead seeks to identify sports and cities as being key to the ...more
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A leading authority on the history of sports in modern America, Steven A. Riess is the former the Bernard Brommel Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of History at Northeastern Illinois University. A graduate of New York University, he earned his masters and doctorate degrees at the University of Chicago.
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