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Fame to InfamyRace, Sport, and the Fall from Grace$
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David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737516

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.001.0001

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Afterword

Afterword

Sports and the Iron Fist of Myth

Chapter:
(p.191) Afterword
Source:
Fame to Infamy
Author(s):

Jack Lule

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.003.0011

This chapter discusses how the stories presented in this book invoke the iron fist of myth. These are not simple, tragic tales. They are myths of admonishment and disapprobation. They sanction and scourge. They punish and cast out. Myth was never made simply to teach or entertain. Myth has one main purpose—the construction, maintenance, and surveillance of social order.

Keywords:   sports figures, athletes, myths, social order

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