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One Game at a Time : Why Sports Matter
by Matt Hern


Overview - "The spirit of Walt Whitman, cheered on by the ghost of A. J. Liebling, moves Matt Hern's pen in this street-tough but joyful celebration of bodies electric and hopes defiant. The bottom line? Be kind, be tough." --Mike Davis, author of "In Praise of Barbarians"
Sports are serious stuff.
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Overview
"The spirit of Walt Whitman, cheered on by the ghost of A. J. Liebling, moves Matt Hern's pen in this street-tough but joyful celebration of bodies electric and hopes defiant. The bottom line? Be kind, be tough." --Mike Davis, author of "In Praise of Barbarians"
Sports are serious stuff. Football, basketball, tennis, mixed martial arts, and beyond: these are arenas of immense power, with mass appeal, yet far too many of us have abandoned the sporting world as a legitimate site of contestation and innovation. Why? What do we gain by handing over the power of sports to the world of hyper-consumption, militarism, violence, sexism, and homophobia--the worst elements of our culture? As Matt Hern suggests, not a whole lot.
On the basis of his forty-plus years of sports fanaticism, Hern makes an impassioned and entertaining plea for a more active engagement with sports, both physically and intellectually. His eye is critical, and his analysis is sharp, but this book is more than a critique--it's a celebration of what sports have taught us, and a map of how much more we still have to learn. Matt Hern is a former sportswriter and a radical urbanist whose writing has been published on six continents.
Fun, engaging, and fast-paced, One Game at a Time is for anyone willing to get their head into the game.
Matt Hern lives and works in east Vancouver, where he founded the Purple Thistle Center and Car-Free Vancouver Day. A former sportswriter and a radical urbanist whose writing has been published on six continents and in ten languages, he is the author of "Common Ground in a Liquid City "(AK Press, 2010), which was shortlisted for the Vancouver Book Award.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781849351362
  • ISBN-10: 1849351368
  • Publisher: AK Press
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 176
  • Dimensions: 7.96 x 5.55 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.37 pounds


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