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Sports matters : race, recreation, and culture

Author: John Bloom; Michael Nevin Willard
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sports Matters brings critical attention to the centrality of race within the politics and pleasures of the massive sports culture that developed in the U.S. during the past century and a half.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Bloom; Michael Nevin Willard
ISBN: 0814798810 9780814798812 0814798829 9780814798829
OCLC Number: 49512048
Description: vii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Out of bounds and between the lines: race in twentieth-century American sport --
Sports in the era of segregation --
Duke Kahanamoku's body: biography of Hawai'i / Michael Nevin Willard --
Jump for joy: jump blues, dance, and basketball in 1930s African America / Gena Caponi-Tabery --
Baseball along the Columbia: the Nisei, their community, their sport in Northern Oregon / Samuel O. Regalado --
Mexican American baseball: masculinity, racial struggle, and labor politics in Southern California, 1930-1950 / Jose M. Alamillo --
Sports in the era of the Civil Rights Movement --
Jazzing the basepaths: Jackie Robinson and African American Aesthetics / Montye Fuse and Keith Miller --
The unbearable whiteness of skiing / Annie Gilbert Coleman --
"We want a pennant, not a white team": how Boston's ethnic and racial history shaped the Red Sox / Sharon O'Brien --
Whose broad stripes and bright stars? Race, nation, and power at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics / Amy Bass --
Documenting myth: racial representation in Leon Gast's When we were kings / Julio Rodriguez --
Sports and race in the post-Cold War era --
The silence of the Rams: how St. Louis School children subsidize the Super Bowl Champs / George Lipsitz --
Warriors and thieves: appropriations of the warrior motif in representations of Native American athletes / John Bloom and Randy Hanson --
Running with her head down: Oprah Winfrey and middle-class black women's discourses of fitness / Connie M. Razza --
Saving face, place, and race: Oscar De La Hoya and the "All-American" dreams of U.S. boxing / Greg Rodriguez --
Race in soccer as a global sport / Michiko Hase --
Tiger Woods at the center of history: looking back at the twentieth century through the lenses of race, sports, and mass consumption / Henry Yu.
Responsibility: edited by John Bloom and Michael Nevin Willard.
Local System Bib Number:
191876
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"Most of the contributions strongly project the authors' perceptions of the role of race on their subjects, and essays should elicit lively discussions in the classroom." --CHOICE

 
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