Big-Time Sports in American Universities

This book expands on the argument that spectator sports, despite their problems, have become a central function of American universities. Les mer
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This book expands on the argument that spectator sports, despite their problems, have become a central function of American universities.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Part I. Commercial Sports as a University Function: 1. Strange bedfellows; 2. Priorities; 3. The bigness of 'big time'; Part II. The Uses of Big-Time College Sports: 4. Consumer product, mass obsession; 5. Commercial enterprise; 6. Institution builder; 7. Beacon for campus culture; Part III. Reckoning: 8. Ends and means; 9. Prospects for reform; Appendices.

Om forfatteren

Charles Clotfelter is Professor of Public Policy at Duke University, North Carolina, where he received his Bachelors. He received a Doctorate in Economics from Harvard. He has written four other books on education and economics, including Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity (2017), After Brown: The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation (2004) (winner of the Gladys Kammerer prize), and Buying the Best (1996). He also co-authored two other books, including Selling Hope: State Lotteries in America (1990). In 2011, he was selected to give the Spencer Foundation Award Lecture, and in 2015 he was elected to the National Academy of Education.