Book , Online in English

Dominican baseball : new pride, old prejudice

Alan Klein.
  • Philadelphia : Temple University Press, [2014]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2014
  • 1 online resource (x,186 pages)
Subjects
Local Subjects
Genre
  • Electronic books.
Summary
  • Alan Klein examines the history of Major League Baseball's presence and influence in the Dominican Republic, the development of the booming industry and academies, and the dependence on Dominican player developers, known as buscones. He also addresses issues of identity fraud and the use of performance-enhancing drugs as hopefuls seek to play professionally. Dominican Baseball charts the trajectory of the economic flows of this transnational exchange, and the pride Dominicans feel in their growing influence in the sport. Klein also uncovers the prejudice that prompts MLB to diminish Dominican claims on legitimacy.
Contents
  • Thinking about the global commodity chain
  • The rise of the academy system
  • A nation of buscones
  • Astín Jacobo and the "New Dominicans"
  • Demonizing Dominicans
  • "It felt like the Marines all over again": the battle for Dominican baseball.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-181) and index.
Additional form
ISBN
  • 9781439910894
  • 1439910898
  • Alternate version: 9781439910870
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 871781866
  • OCLC: 871781866