Making the American Team: Sport, Culture, and the Olympic Experience

@inproceedings{Kirsch1997MakingTA,
  title={Making the American Team: Sport, Culture, and the Olympic Experience},
  author={George B. Kirsch and Mark Dyreson},
  year={1997}
}
Mark Dyreson locates the invasion of sport at the heart of American culture at the turn of the century. It was then that social reformers and political leaders believed that sport could revitalize the "republican experiment, " that a new sense of national identity could forge a new sense of community and a healthy political order as it would serve to link America's thinking classes with the experiences of the masses. Nowhere was this better exemplified than in American accounts of the Olympic… CONTINUE READING