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Author Carter, Thomas F., 1967-

Title The quality of home runs : the passion, politics, and language of Cuban baseball / Thomas F. Carter
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 239 pages) : illustrations
Series Duke backfile
Contents Introduction : the theoretical "stretching" of sport and the state -- Baseball and the language of contention -- Circling the base paths : baseball, migration, and the Cuban nation -- The spectacle of and for Cuba -- The state in play : the politics of Cuba's national sport -- Fans, rivalries, and the play of Cuba -- Talking a good game -- The qualities of Cubanidad : calidad and lucha in baseball -- Conclusion : touching 'em all : recalling and recounting home runs
Summary Uses the sport of baseball, about which most Cubans are passionate, to look at what it means to be Cuban and at how Cuba deals with the outside world, as well as to compare various disciplinary approaches to the sport
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Baseball -- Cuba
Baseball -- Social aspects -- Cuba
HISTORY -- Caribbean & West Indies -- Cuba.
Baseball -- Social aspects
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780822381426