Cabinet 56: Sports

Cabinet 56: Sports

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Author/Contributor(s): Najafi, Sina ; Corriere, Augusto ; Durantaye, Leland ; Foster, Hal ; Jasper, Adam ; Mavor, Carol ; Wing, Carlin
Publisher: Cabinet
Date: 06/23/2015
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
Athletic contests are nearly as old as human society itself. They have grown and flourished across the millennia and around the world, and today form the basis of a global industry worth in excess of six hundred billion dollars. And such games are not just for the players: audiences' fascination with sports also make them a productive sphere through which to consider questions of spectatorship, tribalism and belonging. Cabinet 56, with a special section on Sports, includes Leland de la Durantaye on the new geometries of tennis; Carla Wing on squash and the colonial history of rubber; and Hal Foster on the ritualistic dimensions of soccer. Elsewhere in the issue: Adam Jasper on how homes built by freed slaves in Liberia mimicked the Palladian style of US plantation mansions; Augusto Corriere on the disassembly and reassembly of a Munich theater during World War II; Carol Mavor on the aesthetics of middleness; and more.