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Sports Immortals Deifying the American Athlete






Publisher:  University of Wisconsin Press
Summary: "The Sports Immortals" is the first study to systematically apply the classic theories of psychology and anthropology to sport to present a model of the ways in which we create mythical figures out of actual individuals. Peter Williams begins with the theories of thinkers like Jung, Frazer, and Otto Rank and then shows their application, first to sport itself, then, more specifically, to American sport, and particula...rly to baseball. The result is a clear illustration of the way in which we insist on making archetypes out of our heroes, and how this process is the same today as it was in ancient Athens and before.

Williams, Peter is the author of Sports Immortals Deifying the American Athlete, published under ISBN 9780879726690 and 0879726695. One Sports Immortals Deifying the American Athlete textbook is available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, or buy new starting at $101.13.
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ISBN-13: 9780879726690

ISBN: 0879726695

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
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