Race in American Sports

Essays
Author: James L. Conyers, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615845
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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These essays critically examine the issue of race in college and professional sports, beginning with the effects of stereotypes on black female college athletes, and the self-handicapping of black male college athletes. Also discussed is the movement of colleges between NCAA designated conferences, and the economic impact and effects on academics for blacks. An essay on baseball focuses on changes in Brooklyn during the Jackie Robinson years, and another essay on how the Leland Giants became a symbol of racial pride. Other essayists discuss the use of American Indian mascots, the Jeremy Lin spectacle surrounding Asians in pro sports, the need to hire more NFL coaches of color, and ideals of black male masculinity in boxing. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Race and Sport

The Struggle for Equality on and Off the Field
Author: Charles K. Ross
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578068975
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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An examination of the connection between race and sport in America

Sports and the Racial Divide

African American and Latino Experience in an Era of Change
Author: Michael E. Lomax
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617030465
Category: African American athletes
Page: 220
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With essays by Ron Briley, Michael Ezra, Sarah K. Fields, Billy Hawkins, Jorge Iber, Kurt Kemper, Michael E. Lomax, Samuel O. Regalado, Richard Santillan, and Maureen Smith This anthology explores the intersection of race, ethnicity, and sports and analyzes the forces that shaped the African American and Latino sports experience in post-World War II America. Contributors reveal that sports often reinforced dominant ideas about race and racial supremacy but that at other times sports became a platform for addressing racial and social injustices. The African American sports experience represented the continuation of the ideas of Black Nationalism--racial solidarity, black empowerment, and a determination to fight against white racism. Three of the essayists discuss the protest at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. In football, baseball, basketball, boxing, and track and field, African American athletes moved toward a position of group strength, establishing their own values and simultaneously rejecting the cultural norms of whites. Among Latinos, athletic achievement inspired community celebrations and became a way to express pride in ethnic and religious heritages as well as a diversion from the work week. Sports was a means by which leadership and survival tactics were developed and used in the political arena and in the fight for justice.Michael E. Lomax is associate professor of health and sport studies at the University of Iowa and the author of Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary.Kenneth L. Shropshire is David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and director of the school's Sports Business initiative.

Sport and the Color Line

Black Athletes and Race Relations in Twentieth-century America
Author: Patrick B. Miller,David Kenneth Wiggins
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415946117
Category: History
Page: 382
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The year 2003 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois' "Souls of Black Folk," in which he declared that "the color line" would be the problem of the twentieth century. Half a century later, Jackie Robinson would display his remarkable athletic skills in "baseball's great experiment." Now, "Sport and the Color Line" takes a look at the last century through the lens of sports and race, drawing together articles by many of the leading figures in Sport Studies to address the African American experience and the history of race relations. The history of African Americans in sport is not simple, and it certainly did not begin in 1947 when Jackie Robinson first donned a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform. The essays presented here examine the complexity of black American sports culture, from the organization of semi-pro baseball and athletic programs at historically black colleges and universities, to the careers of individual stars such as Jack Johnson and Joe Louis, to the challenges faced by black women in sports. What are today's black athletes doing in the aftermath of desegregation, or with the legacy of Muhammad Ali's political stance? The essays gathered here engage such issues, as well as the paradoxes of corporate sport and the persistence of scientific racism in the athletic realm.

Necessities

racial barriers in American sports
Author: Phillip M. Hoose
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 163
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Traces the patterns of racial inclusion and exclusion in American athletics today and discusses how these disturbing patterns are connected with money

Ethnicity and Sport in North American History and Culture


Author: George Eisen,David Kenneth Wiggins
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 027595451X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 249
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The editors use the unique lens of the history of sports to examine ethnic experiences in North America since 1840. Comprised of 12 original essays and an Introduction, it chronicles sport as a social institution through which various ethnic and racial groups attempted to find the way to social and psychological acceptance and cultural integration. Included are chapters on Native Americans, Irish-Americans, German-Americans, Canadians, African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Hispanics, and several more, showing how their sports participation also provided these communities with some measure of social mobility, self-esteem, and a shared pride.

Darwin's Athletes

How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race
Author: John Milton Hoberman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395822920
Category: Social Science
Page: 341
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Argues that the prominence of African American athletes provides fuel for sterotypes

In the Game

Race, Identity, and Sports in the Twentieth Century
Author: A. Bass
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403980454
Category: History
Page: 273
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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 some off-handed comments about the Philadelphia Eagles' black quarterback, Donovan McNabb. 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 the contributors to this volume seek to explore. Professional and amateur sports wield a tremendous amount of cultural power in the United States and around the world, and racial, ethnic, and national identities are often played out through them. In the Game collects essays by top thinkers on race that survey this treacherous terrain. They engage fascinating topics like race and cricket in the West Indies, how black culture shaped the NFL in the 1970s, the famed black-on-white Cooney/Holmes boxing bout, and American Indian mascots for sports teams.

Separate Games

African American Sport behind the Walls of Segregation
Author: David K. Wiggins,Ryan Swanson
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1610756002
Category: History
Page: 310
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Winner of the 2017 NASSH Book Award for best edited collection. The hardening of racial lines during the first half of the twentieth century eliminated almost all African Americans from white organized sports, forcing black athletes to form their own teams, organizations, and events. This separate sporting culture, explored in the twelve essays included here, comprised much more than athletic competition; these “separate games” provided examples of black enterprise and black self-help and showed the importance of agency and the quest for racial uplift in a country fraught with racialist thinking and discrimination. The significance of this sporting culture is vividly showcased in the stories of the Cuban Giants baseball team, basketball’s New York Renaissance Five, the Tennessee State Tigerbelles track-and-field team, black college football’s Turkey Bowl Classic, car racing’s Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, Negro League Baseball’s East-West All-Star game, and many more. These teams, organizations, and events made up a vibrant national sporting complex that remained in existence until the integration of sports beginning in the late 1940s. Separate Games explores the fascinating ways sports helped bind the black community and illuminate race pride, business acumen, and organizational abilities.

Racism in College Athletics

The African American Athlete's Experience
Author: Dana D. Brooks,Ronald C. Althouse
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781885693198
Category: Social Science
Page: 323
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The completely revised and updated second edition features new groundbreaking articles from leading scholars. Included are 'The African American Athlete: Social Myths & Stereotypes', 'Sociohistorical Influences on African American Elite Sportswomen' and 'Race Law and College Athletics.' Also included are updated and revised versions of articles from the first edition which pioneered the study of racism in college athletics.

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Race and Ethnicity


Author: John Nauright,David K Wiggins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317596668
Category: Social Science
Page: 266
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Few issues have engaged sports scholars more than those of race and ethnicity. Today, globalization and migration mean all major sports leagues include players from around the globe, bringing into play a complex mix of racial, ethnic, cultural, political and geographical factors. These complexities have been examined from many angles by historians, sociologists, anthropologists and scientists. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of the full sweep of approaches to the study of sport, race and ethnicity. The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Race and Ethnicity makes a substantial contribution to scholarship, presenting a collection of international case studies that map the most important developments in the field. Multi-disciplinary in its approach, it engages with a wide range of disciplines including history, politics, sociology, philosophy, science and gender studies. It draws upon the latest cutting-edge research to address key issues such as racism, integration, globalisation, development and management. Written by a world-class team of sports scholars, this book is essential reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers with an interest in sports studies.

Beyond C. L. R. James

Shifting Boundaries of Race and Ethnicity in Sports
Author: John Nauright,Alan G. Gobley,David K. Wiggins
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1557286493
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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A collection of essays that analyze the interconnections between race, ethnicity, and sport.


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1538114984
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Out of Bounds: Racism and the Black Athlete


Author: Lori Latrice Martin Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313399387
Category: Social Science
Page: 322
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This collection of essays highlights the controversies surrounding racism in sports and African American athletes, examining the racial discrimination that exists in one of the most public arenas in the 21st century. • Enables readers to comprehend how sports influence—and are influenced by—society, and grasp that both race and sports are powerful social constructions • Contains contributions from sociologist and social theorist Joe Feagin, a highly respected authority on the subject of race • Identifies and discusses the institutional barriers and personal practices regarding African Americans that perpetuate racism in sports and our society at large

Native Americans and Sport in North America

Other People's Games
Author: C. King
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136769161
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 221
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Taking examples from the United States and Canada, this comprehensive text offers compassionate and critical accounts of the Native American sporting experience. It challenges popular images of indigenous athletes and athletics; it explores Native American participation in and appropriation of EuroAmerican sports; and it unpacks social categories,

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race


Author: Naomi Zack
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190236957
Category: Philosophy
Page: 631
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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race provides-up- to-date explanation and analyses by leading scholars in African American philosophy and philosophy of race. Fifty-one original essays cover major topics from intellectual history to contemporary social controversies in this emerging philosophical subfield that supports demographic inclusion and emphasizes cultural relevance.

Of Times and Race

Essays Inspired by John F. Marszalek
Author: Michael B. Ballard,Mark R. Cheathem
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617036404
Category: Social Science
Page: 164
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Of Times and Race contains eight essays on African American history from the Jacksonian era through the early twentieth century. Taken together, these essays, inspired by noted scholar John F. Marszalek, demonstrate the many nuances of African Americans’ struggle to grasp freedom, respect, assimilation, and basic rights of American citizens. Essays include Mark R. Cheathem’s look at Andrew Jackson Donelson’s struggle to keep his plantations operating within the ever-growing debate over slavery in mid-nineteenth century America. Thomas D. Cockrell examines Southern Unionism during the Civil War and wrestles with the difficulty of finding hard evidence due to sparse sources. Stephen S. Michot examines issues of race in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, and finds that blacks involved themselves in both armies, curiously clouding issues of slavery and freedom. Michael B. Ballard delves into how Mississippi slaves and Union soldiers interacted during the Vicksburg campaign. Union treatment of freedmen and of U. S. colored troops demonstrated that blacks escaping slavery were not always welcomed. Horace Nash finds that sports, especially boxing, played a fascinating role in blending black and white relations in the West during the early twentieth century. Timothy B. Smith explores the roles of African Americans who participated in the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the creation of the Shiloh National Military Park. James Scott Humphreys analyzes the efforts of two twentieth-century historians who wished to debunk the old, racist views of Reconstruction known as the Dunning school of interpretation. Edna Green Medford provides a concluding essay that ties together the essays in the book and addresses the larger themes running throughout the text.

Class at Bat, Gender on Deck and Race in the Hole

A Line-up of Essays on Twentieth Century Culture and America’s Game
Author: Ron Briley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476629757
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 335
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Nineteen essays by Briley focus on major league baseball as it reflected the changing American culture from about 1945 to about 1980. He examines the era through the lens of race, gender and class—categories which have increasingly become essential analytical tools for scholars. The accounts of Roman Mejias and Cesar Cedeno offer some disturbing insights regarding the acceptance of Latinos in baseball and American society. In one essay, Briley refers to baseball as the heart of the nation's democratic spirit, noting that the son of a rural farmer could play alongside a governor’s son and both would receive only the praise that their playing merited. However, in writing about the Milwaukee Braves’move to Atlanta, the lamentations of fans—that baseball had succumbed to the age of affluence—are compared to the changing patterns of demographics and economic power in American society. Even with the increased participation of women on the field with teams like the Silver Bullets, the final essay comments on organized baseball’s perception of them as primarily spectators. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

American Sports

From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports
Author: Benjamin G. Rader
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780130977502
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 373
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"The Fifth Edition of this book offers an analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. It gives special attention to the meanings of sports in historical contexts and the historical relationship between sports and such social cleavages as class, race, ethnicity, gender and region as well as the power that sports have exercised in binding diverse peoples together."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Documenting the Black Experience

Essays on African American History, Culture and Identity in Nonfiction Films
Author: Novotny Lawrence
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786472677
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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"Bridging the gap between often ignored black history and documentary film Novotny Lawrence brings together insightful articles from academics and practicing filmmakers. An overdue and much-needed anthology for the fields of documentary and black studies."--Christine Acham, University of Southern California "Lawrence presents a collection of straightforward essays on non-narrative cinema that documents pivotal moments in the African American struggle for civil rights. From its account of The Scottsboro Boys' case to the discussion of Jack Johnson in Unforgivable Blackness, to the analysis of Shirley Clarke's avant-garde character study, A Portrait of Jason, this volume calls attention to several important, but lesser known, films made in the documentary tradition. It will make a useful addition to classrooms and everyday conversations in which we try to reconstruct the tragedy and trials faced by historical subjects like Emmett Till and Dorothy Dandridge, or the difficulties faced by young people growing up in violent neighborhoods."--Mia Mask, Vassar College, author of Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film History taught at the elementary, middle, high school and even college levels often excludes significant events from African American history, such as the murder of Emmett Till or the murder of four black girls by the Ku Klux Klan in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham. Such events are integral parts of history that continue to inform America's racial politics. Their exclusion is a problem that this work addresses by bringing more visibility to documentary films focusing on the events. Books treating the history of documentary films follow a similar pattern, omitting the efforts of filmmakers who have continued to focus on African American history. This book works to make documentary discourse more complete, bringing attention to films that cover the African American experience in four areas--civil rights, sports, electronic media, and the contemporary black struggle--demonstrating how the issues continue to inform America's racial politics.