Body politic the great american sports machine and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. In body politic david shields looks at contemporary america through the lens of professional and college sports the result is an unusually insightful and provocative book about empire in denialthe sporting arena is effectively our national cathedral the place where we gather to study our national mythology. Body politic is a great read reflecting both the authors enthusiasm for sports and his disdain for the hype fred moody one of the very best books ever written about being american. I keep coming back to sports of all things much of what i write seems to feature an exceedingly verbal person contemplating an exceedingly physical person i return over and over to the endlessly complex dialectic between body and mind whenever we talk about the body we inevitably lie but the body itself never lies. In body politic the great american sports machine critically acclaimed sportswriter essayist and novelist david shields focuses on race and cultural relations as observed in the medias portrayal and myth building of sports particularly professional basketball and baseball although no sustaining contention ties the chapters of the book
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