This book, written with the passion of both baseball fan and cultural anthropologist, unravels the mysteries of Cooperstown, New York—home of the Baseball Hall of Fame—and Dyersville, Iowa—site of the baseball field made enormous by the Hollywood movie Field of Dreams. .
Table of Contents
1. Performing Place: Time, and Time Again 2. Invented and Contested Baseball Traditions: Rural Versus Urban Discourses 3. Cooperstown, New York: Baseball's "Birthplace" in the "Village of Museums" 4. Dyersville, Iowa: Conservative Dreamers in the "Farm Toy Capital of the World" 5. Dad, Wanna have a Catch?: "Hegemonies" of Nation, Family, and Gender 6. Space and the Geographical Imagination: An Interim Conclusion 7. Home is a White Surface in the Shape of a House: Baseball's Other Travels, Other Nationalisms, and Other Sexualities