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.Slowly but surely, the U.S. military is being converted into a global oil-protection service. ... Moreover, as concerns over fleeting energy resources and environmental catastrophe abound, hybrid fuel-cell cars (e.g., Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt), tighter fuel ... As a result, the American cara€”and the resources that make it runa€”has, to many, become as 6 Part I: NASCAR Nation as /in Petrol Empire;

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


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