Sport as symbol : images of the athlete in art, literature and song / Mari Womack.
- Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2003.
vii, 243 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
- Sports in art.
- Sport as symbol
Heroic dramas and athletic actors
Adversary in nature
Hunt: power of life and death
Hunt domesticated: ritual origins of the bullfight
Combat sports: the socialization of conflict
Transcending time and space
Metaphors of love, death, and rebirth
Symbolic actors and social dramas
High priests and super stars.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-237) and index.
- 0786415797 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
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