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by Sherri Grasmuck


Protecting Home: Class, Race, and Masculinity in Boys' Baseball epub

ISBN: 0813535557

ISBN13: 978-0813535555

Author: Sherri Grasmuck

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Rutgers University Press; None ed. edition (April 19, 2005)

Pages: 304 pages

ePUB book: 1864 kb

FB2 book: 1518 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 446

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She is a beautiful writer with that rarest of gifts-a sober crticial voice, an unrelenting systemacticity, the wisdom of personal experience, and sense of humor which comes together in a deep act of interpretation and explanation

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Home Browse Books Book details, Protecting Home: Class, Race, and Masculinity i.Protecting Home: Class, Race, and Masculinity in Boys' Baseball. What can neighborhood baseball tell us about class and gender cultures, urban change, and the ways that communities value public space? Through a close exploration of a boys' baseball league in a gentrifying neighborhood of Philadelphia, sociologist Sherri Grasmuck reveals the accommodations and tensions that characterize multicultural encounters in contemporary American public life.

Protecting Home book. Through a close exploration of a boys’ baseball league in a gentrifying neighborhood of Philadelphia, sociologist Sherri Grasmuck reveals the accommodations and tensions that characterize multicultural encounters in contemporary American public life.

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She is a beautiful writer with that rarest of gifts?a sober critical voice, an unrelenting systematicity, the wisdom of personal experience, and a sense of humor that comes together in a deep act of interpretation and explanation.

Through a close exploration of a boys' baseball league in a gentrifying neighborhood of Philadelphia, sociologist Sherri Grasmuck reveals the . 2 The Neighborhood and Race Sponsorship: A Dropped Third Strike.

Through a close exploration of a boys' baseball league in a gentrifying neighborhood of Philadelphia, sociologist Sherri Grasmuck reveals the accommodations. In the late 1960s, white residents of a neighborhood called Fairmount, north of Center City, regularly ran off blacks who walked through the neighborhood, often with the support of police.

Protecting home: Class,race,and masculinity in boys' baseball

Protecting home: Class,race,and masculinity in boys' baseball. Through a close exploration of a boys' baseball league in a gentrifying neighborhood of Philadelphia, sociologist Sherri Grasmuck reveals the accommodations and tensions that characterize multicultural encounters in contemporary American public life.

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Protecting Home: Class, Race, and Masculinity in Boys’ Baseball. New Brunswick, . : Rutgers University Press, 2005. Gary Alan Fine, "Protecting Home: Class, Race, and Masculinity in Boys’ Baseball by Sherri Grasmuck," American Journal of Sociology 111, no. 5 (March 2006): 1596-1598. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. On the Relation Between Sociology and Ethics. Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty.

He grew up in Boston during the busing crisis of the 1970s and has written extensively on race and baseball

He grew up in Boston during the busing crisis of the 1970s and has written extensively on race and baseball. His pieces have appeared in the books Thinking Black, The Red Sox Century, and the forthcoming Yankee Century. He lives in New York City.

What can neighborhood baseball tell us about class and gender cultures, urban change, and the ways that communities value public space? Through a close exploration of a boys’ baseball league in a gentrifying neighborhood of Philadelphia, sociologist Sherri Grasmuck reveals the accommodations and tensions that characterize multicultural encounters in contemporary American public life. Based on years of ethnographic observation and interviews with children, parents, and coaches, Protecting Home offers an analysis of the factors that account for racial accommodation in a space that was previously known for racial conflict and exclusion. Grasmuck argues that the institutional arrangements and social characteristics of children’s baseball create a cooperative environment for the negotiation of social, cultural, and class differences.

Chapters explore coaching styles, parental involvement, institutional politics, parent-child relations, and children’s experiences. Grasmuck identifies differences in the ways that the mostly white, working-class “old-timers” and the racially diverse, professional newcomers relate to the neighborhood. These distinctions reflect a competing sense of cultural values related to individual responsibility toward public space, group solidarity, appropriate masculine identities, and how best to promote children’s interests—a contrast between “hierarchical communalism” and “child-centered individualism.”

Through an innovative combination of narrative approaches, this book succeeds both in capturing the immediacy of boys’ interaction at the playing field and in contributing to sophisticated theoretical debates in urban studies, the sociology of childhood, and masculinity studies.

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It's all here: beginning with one baseball field this book examines parenting, gender roles, urban race relations, gentrification and social class in the contemporary US city. But the most amazing part about it is its personal approach and style. We're right in there with dads (and moms) and especially with kids learning how to live through the kids' baseball league. Beautiful color photos show the joy and pain, the triumph and tragedy of an "ordinary" scene that is also truly epic. Grasmuck is a highly talented sociologist who finds in everyday life the political, moral, and spiritual struggles and lessons of our time and place. A unique achievement.