Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation

Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation

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Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation critically interrogates stockcar racing's ascendance into the upper-echelon of the North American sporting popular. While most contributions to the public discourse gloss over NASCAR's exclusively white racial identity politics, its underlying patriarchal gender politics, its overtly conservative political commitment, its hyper-Christian orthodoxy, and its omnipresent commercialism, this book connects the dots and critically analyzes the problematic nature of this non-natural, strategically-orchestrated sporting spectacle.In cultural terms, these tight controls over the production of stock car commodities , spectacles, and business practices ... with the names of local auto part stores and local auto repair shops, the logos of Winston cigarettes and Wrangler jeans, anbsp;...

Title:Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation
Author:Joshua I. Newman, Michael D. Giardina
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2011-10-11


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