Re: baseball, soccer and society

Thu, 2 Dec 1993 16:15:48 EST

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dear Marianne,
Re q. # 8 see an article about baseball in Japan called " You've got to
have Wa" It is about team spirit. Recently reprintedin a book called
Anthropology Annual, 1992/93
good luck

karen Szala-Meneok

On Tue, 30 Nov 1993, Hugh Jarvis wrote:

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> I am a teacher of a Sociology class for juniors and seniors at North
> Reading (Mass.) High School. Several students are doing research on
> sports and society. They would like to ask you anthropologists a
> couple of questions. We'd appreciate any help you might give as
> far as resources, information, or insights. Thanks!
> 1. Has gamblimg on soccer matches added to the violence at these
> games?
> 2. What are some differences between how soccer affects society
> in the U.S and how it affects the societies of other countries?
> 3. What influences have caused attendance in major league baseball
> to drop?
> 4. Why are there limited "national heroes" in baseball compared to
> Basketball?
> 5. Will the increased violence in baseball cause more or less fans
> to watch the games?
> 6. Does the fact that players have to wait 4 or 5 years to get to
> the major league level cause limited role models?
> 7. Do you think baseball has lost its title "America's National
> Pastime".
> 8. How is "baseball culture" in the U.S. different from "baseball
> cultures" elsewhere?
> These turned out to be more than a couple of questions! You can
> send any answers directly to me at Wolf@UMBSKY.CC.UMB.EDU
> Thanks again!
> Mary Anne Wolff, North Reading High School