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Author Grasmuck, Sherri.

Title Protecting home : class, race, and masculinity in boys' baseball / Sherri Grasmuck ; photographs by Janet Goldwater
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 247 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations
Contents Seeing the world in neighborhood baseball -- The neighborhood and race sponsorship: "a dropped third strike." Vignette: Kate's quiet championship -- The clubhouse and class cultures: "bringing the infield in." Vignette: How parents get on base -- The dugout and the masculinity styles of coaches: "never bail out." Vignette: making room for Lennie -- The bench and boys' culture: "the heart of the lineup."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Baseball for children -- Social aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Case studies.
Boys -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Masculinity -- Case studies.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Goldwater, Janet.
LC no. 2004016355
ISBN 0813537614 (electronic bk.)
9780813537610 (electronic bk.)