Game Day and God (Paperback)

Football, Faith and Politics in the American South (Sports and Religion)

By Eric Bain-Selbo

Mercer University Press, 9780881464177, 253pp.

Publication Date: November 30, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2009)

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Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South takes seriously the often-stated assertion that college football in the South is a religion. To this end, Eric Bain-Selbo draws upon a wide range of theoretical approaches in religious studies and cultural criticism. He also relies upon field research on several campuses in the Southeastern Conference where he interviewed fans and experienced "game day." Game Day and God also recounts the role that college football has played in Southern history and culture. Going back as far as the Civil War, the work explains the cultural meaning of college football in the South, delivering a much-needed critical perspective to the subject.