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The Dodgers' Male Culture: The New York Rivalries

Carl E. Prince

in Brooklyn's Dodgers

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780195115789
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854066 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.003.0003
The Dodgers' Male Culture: The New York Rivalries

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Basic male themes and male fights that broke out are revealed in this chapter. Physical challenge and response, redemption of the male ego, attempts to intimidate to provoke a failure of manhood are also told. This was all part of a self-fulfilling tableau played out very close to the surface in New York in the decade after World War II. It is also described how all baseball teams failed.

Keywords: male fights; physical challenge; redemption; male ego; intimidation; manhood

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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