The 1922 Supreme Court anti-trust exemption awarded to organized baseball was quick to grasp the prerogatives of the emerging U.S. popular culture industries, and displays the anomalies of performance in the law. The trade and commerce in cultural performances yield contradictory opinions about the distinctions between the functions of work and play, as well as the properties of work and the performing arts. The interconnecting functions of a sport like organized baseball, as an industry, an art, and a popular cultural entertainment makes baseball a rich object for analysis in the perplexing historical puzzle of decentralized U.S. cultural policy.
Nielsen, L.D. (2003), "THE LAW AND THE ANOMALY OF PERFORMANCE: BASEBALL AS CULTURAL POLICY", Studies in Law, Politics and Society (Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Vol. 29), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 37-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1059-4337(03)29002-5Download as .RIS
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2003, Emerald Group Publishing Limited