Sports & Society: Rubber Games: Industrial Athletics and the Goodyear Company with Dan Gilbert

October 5, 2018

3:00pm - 5:00pm

DUC 234

Throughout much of the twentieth century, company-sponsored athletic programs were central to the landscape of American sports. Conceived as mechanisms for labor discipline and company loyalty as well as positive public relations, industrial sports figured prominently in workplaces and communities across the United States. This talk examines a particularly robust and revealing case study in the development of American industrial sports — the athletic programs of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, based in Akron, Ohio.

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Sponsored by The Center for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of The Center for the Humanities

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