Baseball in Global Perspective. Examination of baseball from 18th-c. origins in Britain's North American colonies to the contemporary "World Baseball Classic." Topics addressed include transformation from amateur participant sport to commercial spectator sports business based in North America; globalization of the sport; commercialization and professionalization in new environments; and trans-national baseball as a lens for examining evolving class, race, gender, regional, and international relationships. Among central themes is how baseball's international migration reshaped the game. One course.
CZ, EI, R, SS
Race and Ethnicity, Economic and Business Cultures
Global and Comparative