The Outer Edges of Dodger Memory

Carl E. Prince

in Brooklyn's Dodgers

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780195115789
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854066 | DOI:
The Outer Edges of Dodger Memory

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It is explained in this chapter how the Brooklyn Dodgers lived in memory not only in New York but also in historic memories of the nation. The city and the nation were two concepts cited as the ones that most symbolized the borough. The chapter also discusses how the Dodger memory has set its emotional base by indulging contested memory and extremes of historic recall. The popular mystique of a star-crossed team afflicted by the premature deaths of great athletes is one of the totems of the special place the team holds in the public imagination.

Keywords: memory; reminiscences; personalities; totems

Chapter.  3786 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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