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The Resource Fight songs : a story of love and sports in a complicated South, Ed Southern

Fight songs : a story of love and sports in a complicated South, Ed Southern

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Fight songs : a story of love and sports in a complicated South
Title
Fight songs
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a story of love and sports in a complicated South
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Ed Southern
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Language
eng
Summary
A wry and witty commentary on college sports and identity in the complicated social landscape of the South. Ed Southern, lifelong fan of the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, the smallest school in the NCAA's Power 5, set out to tell the story of how he got tangled, in vines of history and happenstance, with the two giants of his favorite sport: the Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers. He set out to tell how a North Carolina native crossed the shifty, unmarked border between Tobacco Road and the Deep South. He set out to tell how the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant, from beyond the grave, introduced him to his wife, a Birmingham native and die-hard Alabama fan. While he was writing that story, though, 2020 came along. Suddenly his questions had a new and urgent focus: Why do sports mean so much that so many will play and watch them in the face of a global pandemic? How have the South's histories shaped its fervor for college sports? How have college sports shaped how southerners construct their identities, priorities, and allegiances? Why is North Carolina passionate about college basketball when its neighbors to the South live and die by college football? Does this have anything to do with North Carolina's reputation as the most "progressive" southern state, a state many in the Deep South don't think is "really" southern? If college sports really do mean so much in the South, then why didn't everyone down south wear masks or recognize that Black Lives Matter, even after the coaches told us to? Fight Songs explores the connections and contradictions between the teams we root for and the places we plant our roots; between the virtues that sports are supposed to teach and the cutthroat business they've become; between the hopes of fans and the demands of the past, present, and future
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1972-
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Southern, Ed
Dewey number
796.04/30975
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • College sports
  • Sports spectators
  • Group identity
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
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Fight songs : a story of love and sports in a complicated South, Ed Southern
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT14373063
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781949467703
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14373063
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14373063
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Fight songs : a story of love and sports in a complicated South, Ed Southern
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14373063
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781949467703
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14373063
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14373063
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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