Joel Nathan Rosen, Ph. D., is associate professor of sociology at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and the Editor-in-Chief at TSI Press in Fairlawn, NJ. His research focuses primarily on the relationship between human activity and stratification as informed by cultural idioms such as music and sport. He is the author of The Erosion of the American Sporting Ethos: Shifting Attitudes Toward Competition (McFarland); From New Lanark to Mound Bayou: Owenism in the Mississippi Delta (Carolina Academic Press); and co-author with Roberta J. Newman of Black Baseball, Black Business: Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar (University Press of Mississippi). He is also the co-editor of a multi-volume anthology series based on the intersections of sport, celebrity and reputation published as well by the University Press of Mississippi.
America: the twilight years?
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick