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The Resource In the game : race, identity, and sports in the twentieth century, edited by Amy Bass

In the game : race, identity, and sports in the twentieth century, edited by Amy Bass

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In the game : race, identity, and sports in the twentieth century
Title
In the game
Title remainder
race, identity, and sports in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Amy Bass
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Talking about race and sports almost always leads to trouble. Rush Limbaugh's stint as an NFL commentator came to an abrupt end when he made off-handed comments about black quarterback Donovan McNabb. Cincinnati Reds' owner Marge Schott and CBS commentator Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder also landed in hot water for public remarks that most people construed as racist. Ask a simple question along these lines--"Why do African Americans dominate the NBA?"--And watch the sparks fly. It is precisely this flashpoint that Amy Bass seeks to explore. Sports wield a tremendous amount of cultural power in the United States and around the world, and often influence our ideas about race. In the Game is a collection of essays by top thinkers on race that survey this treacherous terrain. They engage topics like boxer Joe Louis's iconic status during the Jim Crow era, how blacks shaped the NFL in the 1970s, American Indian sports team mascots, and soccer in Argentina
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796/.089
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bass, Amy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism in sports
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Sports
  • Ethnic relations
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Ethnic relations
  • Racism in sports
  • Sports
Label
In the game : race, identity, and sports in the twentieth century, edited by Amy Bass
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"No compromise with slavery! No union with slaveholders," or, "Who was the last team to integrate?" / Amy Bass -- Heroes. "Richie" Allen, Whitey's ways, and me : a political education in the 1960s / Matthew Frye Jacobson ; In sports the best man wins : how Joe Louis whupped Jim Crow / Theresa E. Runstedtler -- Fans. Race and silence in Argentine football / Grant Farred ; Reading and rereading the game : reflections on West Indies cricket / Michael Arthur and Jennifer Scanlon ; Wa a o, wa ba ski na me ska ta! : "Indian" mascots and the pathology of anti-indigenous racism / David Anthony Tyeeme Clark -- Aesthetics. Backfield in motion : the transformation of the NFL by Black culture / Joel Dinerstein ; The harmonizing nation : Mexico and the 1968 Olympics / Eric Zolov -- Futures. Courtside : race and basketball in the works of John Edgar Wideman / Tracie Church Guzzio ; The stepping stone : Larry Holmes, Gerry Cooney, and Rocky / Carlo Rotella
Control code
1089933
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781403965707
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2004060108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781403965707
  • (OCoLC)57285992
Label
In the game : race, identity, and sports in the twentieth century, edited by Amy Bass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"No compromise with slavery! No union with slaveholders," or, "Who was the last team to integrate?" / Amy Bass -- Heroes. "Richie" Allen, Whitey's ways, and me : a political education in the 1960s / Matthew Frye Jacobson ; In sports the best man wins : how Joe Louis whupped Jim Crow / Theresa E. Runstedtler -- Fans. Race and silence in Argentine football / Grant Farred ; Reading and rereading the game : reflections on West Indies cricket / Michael Arthur and Jennifer Scanlon ; Wa a o, wa ba ski na me ska ta! : "Indian" mascots and the pathology of anti-indigenous racism / David Anthony Tyeeme Clark -- Aesthetics. Backfield in motion : the transformation of the NFL by Black culture / Joel Dinerstein ; The harmonizing nation : Mexico and the 1968 Olympics / Eric Zolov -- Futures. Courtside : race and basketball in the works of John Edgar Wideman / Tracie Church Guzzio ; The stepping stone : Larry Holmes, Gerry Cooney, and Rocky / Carlo Rotella
Control code
1089933
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781403965707
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2004060108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781403965707
  • (OCoLC)57285992

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