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Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America

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by Diane Roberts
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Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America by Diane Roberts

Part introspective soul searching, part cultural analysis, Tribal tackles the controversies plaguing college athletics, tracing the dubious historical underpinnings of Americans' most popular sport, offering a visceral and often funny analysis of its tribal thrills and deep contradictions.

Florida State's football team is always in the headlines, producing Heisman Trophy candidates, winning championships, and, at the same time, dealing with federal investigations into corruption and rape. Same as many big time collegiate sports programs. Seems no matter how the team transgresses off the field, if they excel on the field, everyone forgives them. Writer, professor and conflicted Seminole Diane Roberts looks at the problems plaguing her campus in Tallahassee, examining them within the context of college football itself and its significance in American life, and explores how the game shapes our culture.

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Pages: 256
Size: 856 KB
Publisher: Harper
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780062342645 (DRM-EPUB)

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