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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

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.
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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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