“Entrepreneurs in Bodily Capital”: On Lisa Uperesa’s “Gridiron Capital: How American Football Became a Samoan Game”

SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 DURING THE FIRST HALF of the 20th century, American immigrants often adopted the sports of their host country, not only as a way of assimilating but also as part of their pursuit of the American Dream of wealth, social mobility, and acceptance. Basketball, for example, used to be a Jewish sport in … Read more

Essays on an American Nostalgia”

NOSTALGIA IS IN the air and in the ether. Film and TV reboots abound. Curated content fills our feeds with throwbacks, songs we already love, slideshows of our old photos. Recent research suggests nostalgia has been a true psychological balm for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to curb our loneliness and depression. But nostalgia … Read more