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Living out of Bounds: The Male Athlete's Everyday Life

Living out of Bounds: The Male Athlete's Everyday Life (Hardback)

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Despite some enormous differences in salary among professional athletes, most aspects of their daily lives remain surprisingly constant across sports and income levels. In Living out of Bounds author Steven J. Overman mines a wide array of sports biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, and diaries to construct a representative picture of the athlete's life. In the course of the work a portrait emerges that transcends the individual lives lived. The shared experiences of devoted training, of travel and hotels, and of tension within and beyond the clubhouse or gym, force us to appreciate the often oppressive reality of the sporting life, at the same time that the individual lives lived also provide us with a glimpse of the rewards that make sports so compelling to audiences and athletes across America. .

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culturePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: sport & leisureSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSports training & coachingSports psychology Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 30/11/2008 ISBN-13: 9780313346682  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Steven J. Overman has spent most of his professional life writing about various aspects of sport. He has published some three-dozen articles and reviews in academic journals, including a recent article on male athletes and their fathers for the British journal Auto/biography. His book-length publications include a college textbook, a mini-text for high school history students, and a monograph on The Influence of the Protestant Ethic on Sport and Recreation (1997). Overman wrote several short biographies for David Wiggins' African Americans in Sports (2004), and he also regularly contributes columns and op-ed pieces for newspapers.

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