Intro Cultural Ant
Intro Cultural Ant ANT 101
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ANTlOlT 39 to 39 1 Spring 2008 MWF 1030 i 1120 Chambers 1027 Prof Eriberto P Lozada Jr Of ce Hours M W 1130 am 7 1230 pm Of ce Chambers B12 T Th 1115 am 7 1230 pm or by appointment Telephone 7048942035 Email erlozadadavidsonedu Web httpWWWdavidsonedupersonalerlozada Lecture Notes 23 April 2008 Center and Periphery Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic Sports are a cultural arena that not only reflect society but also through its particular disciplining and idealization of the human body in agonistic competition reflect on society The Dodger Way Sports are a key cultural arena in Which a multiplicity of identities are created performed and essentialized Sports like baseball serve as a A arymaintenance mechanism providing people With bodily means to differentiate themselves from others latitudinally or hierarchically The Dodgers are a big market team39 Kansas City in 2007 had a revenue of 131 million With 74 million for salaries versus Los Angeles39 revenue of 224 million With 132 million for salaries more than Kansas City39s total revenue due in large part to larger television market associated With larger teams money doesn39t guarantee success but it does mean that a big market team can afford to fail Klein documents that the Los Angeles Dodgers are quotthe most thoroughgoingly cosmopolitan team in the game Klein 200858 this is based on the Dodger39s pioneering efforts in intemationalism an intemationalism grounded in diversity and maintaining crosscultural relationships Examples of Dodger diversity 0 1947 MLB debut of Jackie Robinson C quot o 1954 signed Roberto Clemente but because of technicalities picked up by Pittsburgh 1955 Sandy Koufax not the rst Jewish American in MLB but still signi cant because of his prowess as a pitcher see Don Newcombe quote on page 66 o 1981 Fernando Valenzuela not the rst Latino but key Mexican pitcher o 1994 Chan Ho Park and 1995 Hideo Nomo part ofwaves ofAsian especially Japanese and Korean baseball players in the MLB Elements of Dodger39s success in its international orientation 0 internal support for diversity racial andor cultural o professionalized academy in Dominican Republic example of Campo Las Palmas ownership instead of leasing entailed greater investment and management of facilities and recruiting operations 0 building relationships overseas Dodger exhibition games overseas crosscultural sensitivities are important in the success of crosscultural business ventures it is not by accident that the teams that pioneered bringing in Japanese players have had strong presences in Asia ie lchiro Suzuki and the Mariners owner from Nintendo in Seattle 0 targeted marketing to international markets and minority groups within the US Dominican Baseball 0 quote from resident of Manoguayabo quotThe best government we ever had was Pedro Martinez Picture is Pedro providing relief for his hometown a er Tropical Storm Noel in November 2007 why the success of Dominican baseball Is it the poverty of the country Klein argues that quotone fundamental principle to grasp is not simply that poverty motivates but how it motivates It acts like a windblown fire driving all wildlife ahead of it In this instance poverty drives the best talent in the direction ofa baseball career as one of the few hopes for escape Klein 20089192 r l in the history of Dominican baseball note its elite roots that spread to other sectors of the population this is the common pattern in the diffusion of different sports and other popular cultural traditions remember our discussion of Bourdieu 0 Also note the high point of the 1937 season where African American players like Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson came down to play receiving more money to play in the Dominican than in the US pg 94 0 note the position of the bunch a local entreprenurial response to the development of academies and the pouring in of American capital in the recruitment of DR baseball players 0 Klein argues that baseball in the Dominican Republic is structured much like an quotinformal economy a market with practices that are unconstrained by bureaucratic regulations dependent upon personal relationships and practices that in the formal economy would be marked as corrupt or exploiting