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Italian Americans and African Americans in sports
Italian Americans and African Americans in sports

Author(s): Frank A. Salamone
Subject(s): Human Geography, Studies of Literature, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Sports Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Italian Americans; African Americans; baseball; acculturation
Summary/Abstract: We are all products of culture. Thus, when people enter other cultures, they need to find a way to deal with them. Both African Americans and Italian Americans have had to find ways to deal with the force of a dominant American culture. It is not surprising that the two cultures, which shared many similarities, chose baseball and music to do so. This article focuses on the way baseball was used as a means of acculturation into dominant American culture, and by so doing, changing that culture.

  • Page Range: 247-268
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English