Motorsports and American Culture: From Demolition Derbies to by Mark D. Howell,John D. Miller

By Mark D. Howell,John D. Miller

Soon after the 1st cars have been brought within the usa, car racing grew to become a truth. when you consider that that point, motorsports have extended to incorporate drag racing, open wheel racing, rallying, demolition derbies, inventory motor vehicle racing, and extra. Motorsports have grown to such an volume that NASCAR is now the second one so much watched expert activity in the USA, at the back of simply soccer. yet motorsports are approximately even more than going speedy and completing first. those occasions additionally mirror our tradition, our society, our values, and our background.

In Motorsports and American tradition: From Demolition Derbies to NASCAR, Mark D. Howell and John D. Miller compile essays that learn the relevancy of motorsports to American tradition and historical past, from the overdue 19th century to the current. Addressing a large spectrum of motorsports—such as inventory automobile racing, demolition derbies, land pace list targets, or even staged educate wrecks—the essays spotlight the social and cultural implications of latest and ancient moments in those activities. subject matters coated comprise gender roles in motorsports, scorching rods and the production of fan and player identities, the attraction of demolition derbies, the globalization of motorsports, the position of moonshine in inventory motor vehicle background, the commercial courting among NASCAR and its company sponsors, and extra.

Offering the main thorough research of motorsports so far from a various pool of disciplines and topics, Motorsports and American Culture will entice motorsports and car fanatics, in addition to these drawn to American heritage, pop culture, activities background, and gender reports.

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