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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport: How Calvinism and Capitalism Shaped America's Games (Sports and Religion) download epub

by Steven J. Overman


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Steven J. Overman attended Purdue and Washington State University. Most of his teaching career was spent at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

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The work introduces readers to the doctrines and values experience, focusing on the framing of work and play in light of an intense unease with human pleasure and idleness.

Overman shows how the duties of religion and the expediencies of. .Amateurism gave way to professional sports and the business of sport.

Overman shows how the duties of religion and the expediencies of business reconciled in a secular embodiment of the Protestant values of self-denial, rationalization, and competitive achievement of one’s goals (48). Has the Protestant ethic been successful in imperializing the way Latino culture pursues excellence in sport, or is there another narrative about different virtues in Latin-American culture that gives rise to their interaction with sport? Perhaps these lines of inquiry proved to be beyond Overman’s scope.

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The most popular sport in the world could be a weapon in the hands of national or ethnic minorities against the majority nation living on the island and against the state ruled by that nation. The Corsican example points up the important connection between football, politics and the question of nations and nationalities across the world.

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Max Weber is the one undisputed canonical gure in contemporary sociology. The Times Higher Education Supplement. Translated by Talcott Parsons With an introduction by Anthony Giddens.

Steven Overman explores the concordant values of the Protestant ethic, capitalism, and sport by applying German scholar Max Weber's seminal thesis. Weber demonstrated a relationship between the Protestant ethic and a form of economic behavior he labeled the "Spirit of capitalism."The work introduces readers to the doctrines and values experience, focusing on the framing of work and play in light of an intense unease with human pleasure and idleness. The United States is portrayed as the quintessential Protestant ethic society.The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport proposes "seven Protestant virtues" built upon rational asceticism and the work ethic that comprise the Protestant ethic. The spirit of capitalism is presented as a derivative of this ethic and a major force in shaping American institutions, notable organized sport.The second part of the book discusses the spirit of American sport as it is manifested in values the author identifies as the American sport ethic: seven constructs that correspond to the seven Protestant "virtues." Each of these constructs, e.g., achieved status, competitiveness, is examined as it has influenced organized sport. The discussion encompasses youth sport, college sport, professional sport, and American influence on the modern Olympics. The book then analyzes sport as a form of consumer capitalism.
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport: How Calvinism and Capitalism Shaped America's Games (Sports and Religion) download epub
Protestantism
Author: Steven J. Overman
ISBN: 0881462268
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Protestantism
Language: English
Publisher: Mercer University Press (March 1, 2011)
Pages: 276 pages