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Contesting the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the annual American rite. Around the country, friends gather together around the television with beer and potato chips and gear up for the game of the season. Contesting the Super Bowl integrates newspaper clips, quotes from "players" both on and off the field, NFL rules and regulations, photographers' first-person accounts of their experiences, along with photographs and a series of critical essays heading each chapter. A humorous, and at times disturbing, portrait, Contesting the Super Bowl provides a peek at a different side of this enormously popular event.
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Dona Schwartz is Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Media at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Waucoma Twilight: Generations of the Farm (1992).


"[A] summary of the history of football from the late nineteenth century to the present...was a nice touch....[Schwartz] does a nice job of bringing up gender issues."-"Visual Anthropology Review " a humorous and revealing portrait of the annual American rite, the Super Bowl."-Minnesota: The Magazine of the University of Minnesota Alumni, July 1998

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