Originally published in 1978, "From Ritual to Record" was one of the first books to recognize the importance of sports as a lens on the fundamental structure of societies. In this reissue, Guttmann emphasizes the many ways that modern sports, dramatically different from the sports of previous eras, have profoundly shaped contemporary life.
About the Author :
Allen Guttmann has contributed to From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports as an author.
Allen Guttmann is professor of American studies at Amherst College. His many books include "The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games, Games and Empires: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism" (Columbia), and a translation of Peter Khnst's "Sports: A Cultural History in the Mirror of Art." He lives in Leverett, Massachusetts.
|Title:||From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports||Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
|No. of Pages:||210|
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