Overview:The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers: Professional Baseball in Modern Japan - Sport in World History 5 - Baseball has been Japan's most popular sport for over a century. The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers analyzes Japanese baseball ethnographically by focusing on a single professional team, the Hanshin Tigers. For over fifty years, the Tigers have been the one of the country's most watched and talked-about professional baseball teams, second only to their powerful rivals, the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants. Despite a largely losing record, perennial frustration, and infighting among players, the Tigers remain overwhelming sentimental favorites in many parts of the country.This book analyzes the Hanshin Tiger phenomenon, and offers an account of why it has long been so compelling and instructive. Author William Kelly argues that the Tigers represent what he calls a sportsworld -a collective product of the actions of players, coaching staff, management, media, and millions of passionate fans. The team has come to symbolize a powerful counter-narrative to idealized notions of Japanese workplace relations. The Tigers are savored as a melodramatic representation of real corporate life, rife with rivalries and office politics familiar to every Japanese worker. And playing in a historic stadium on the edge of Osaka, they carry the hopes and frustrations of Japan's second city against the all-powerful capital.
This book is on page /dab2ca502f3ba773ca68bf5353ad5292/book/1603725644-9780520299412. It was written by the following authors: William W. Kelly. Book The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers: Professional Baseball in Modern Japan - Sport in World History 5, which can be read online, published by the company: University of California Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books, Society, Education, Politics, History. The book was published on 2019-01-08 00:00:00. It has 321 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 590 g. File for download The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers: Professional Baseball in Modern Japan - Sport in World History 5 has PDF format and is called the-sportsworld-of-the-hanshin-tigers-professional-baseball-in-modern-japan-sport-in-world-history-5.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our rapidsport.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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