Game Day and God

Game Day and God

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Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South takes seriously the often-stated assertion that college football in the South is a religion. To this end, Eric Bain-Selbo draws upon a wide range of theoretical approaches in religious studies and cultural criticism. He also relies upon field research to several campuses in the Southeastern Conference where he interviewed fans and experienced qgame day.q Consequently, the author is able to make the case that college football does function religiously for many people in the South. In addition, the author introduces key concepts and theories of religion and culture to a general audience. Game Day and God also recounts the role that college football has played in Southern history and culture. Going back as far as the Civil War, the work explains the cultural meaning of college football in the South, delivering a much needed critical perspective to the subject.University of Southern California. A perennial football powerhouse, Southern Cala#39;s integrated team came to Birmingham to kick off the 1970 season against the all-white Alabama squad. ... 238 A more widespread myth involves Bryant going to the Southern Cal locker room after the game, aquot;borrowingaquot; Cunningham, taking anbsp;...

Title:Game Day and God
Author: Eric Bain-Selbo
Publisher:Mercer University Press - 2009

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