“The Place of Golf in U.S. Imperialism” [study]

professor_coleWhat, if any, are the similarities, or if you prefer, the ‘correspondences’, between possible US imperialistic tendencies and golf?  For answers, see : ‘The Place of Golf in U.S. Imperialism‘ in the Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 2002, 26: 331. It’s by C.L. Cole, who is Professor of Media and Cinema Studies; Professor of Communications; Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies; Professor in the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory of Gender and Women’s Studies, African American Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, and Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US.

In this case, the journal’s abstract about the article reveals very little, in the sense that there isn’t one – but Improbable can inform that in the paper itself, (which non-subscribers can purchase for US$25.00) the author points out that :

“The correspondences between the U.S. military and U.S.-dominated golf industry are actually quite remarkable.”

and ends :

“ […] the pretended ignorance of America’s sons allows them to exploit the violent global network of power with smiling innocence, imagining themselves as benevolent agents of freedom. One carries a machine gun. The other swings a golf club.”