Alternative patterns and values of play, games, and sport in America

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Dorothy Louise Brightman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: During the late 1960s and early 1970s numerous individuals and groups questioned the purposes, values, and morality of sport and proposed alternatives to traditional forms and patterns of sport. The purpose of this study was to investigate the changing characteristics, norms, values, and structures of play, games, and sport in the United States as seen by dissenting subgroups and individuals during the years 1972-1977. An extensive review was made of selected books, newspapers, and magazines published during the period January 1, 1972 to January 1, 19 77. Material studied was written by and about members of alternative subgroups, dissenting individuals, and other observers of American cultural patterns. Special consideration was given to material published by the "alternative press."

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Language: English
Date: 1979
Sports $x Moral and ethical aspects $z United States
Sports $x Corrupt practices $z United States

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