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.

Asian American Sporting Cultures


Author: Stanley I. Thangaraj,Constancio Arnaldo,Christina B. Chin
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479840815
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Asian American Sporting Cultures delves into the American sports arena to explore the long history of Asian American sporting cultures and considers how identities and communities are negotiated on sporting fields. Through a close examination of Asian American sporting cultures ranging from boxing and basketball to spelling bees and wrestling, the contributors reveal the intimate connection between sport and identity formation. Sport plays a special role in the processes of citizen-making and of the policing of national and diasporic bodies. It is thus one key area in which Asian American stereotypes may be challenged, negotiated, and destroyed as athletic performances create multiple opportunities for claiming American identities. This volume incorporates work on Pacific Islander, South Asian, and Southeast Asian Americans as well as East Asian Americans, and explores how sports are gendered, including examinations of Asian American men’s attempts to claim masculinity through sporting cultures as well as the “Orientalism” evident in discussions of mixed martial arts as practiced by Asian American female fighters. This American story illuminates how marginalized communities perform their American-ness through co-ethnic and co-racial sporting spaces.

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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A provocative, disturbing, and important look at society's distorted fixation on African-American athletic achievement discredits the American myth that sports provide an escape from the ghetto and many other common beliefs about athletics and racial equality. Reprint.

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.

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.

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.

Sports Matters

Race, Recreation, and Culture
Author: John Bloom,Michael Willard
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814798829
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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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.

Glory Bound

Black Athletes in a White America
Author: David Kenneth Wiggins
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815627340
Category: Social Science
Page: 302
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African-American athletes have experienced a tumultuous relationship with mainstream white America. Glory Bound brings together 11 essays that explore this complex topic by sports studies scholar David K. Wiggins. In his writings, Wiggins recounts the struggle of black athletes to climb their own racial mountain - their struggle to fully participate in sport while maintaining their own cultural identity and pride.

Out of the Shadows

A Biographical History of African American Athletes
Author: David K. Wiggins
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 9781610752954
Category: Social Science
Page: 459
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The original essays in this comprehensive collection examine the lives and sports of famous and not-so-famous African American male and female athletes from the nineteenth century to today. Here are twenty insightful biographies that furnish perspectives on the changing status of these athletes and how these changes mirrored the transformation of sports, American society, and civil rights legislation. Some of the athletes discussed include Marshall Taylor (bicycling), William Henry Lewis (football), Jack Johnson, Satchel Paige, Jesse Owens, Joe Lewis, Alice Coachman (track and field), Althea Gibson (tennis), Wilma Rudolph, Bill Russell, Jim Brown, Arthur Ashe, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Venus and Serena Williams.

Upon Further Review

Sports in American Literature
Author: Michael Cocchiarale,Scott Emmert
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275980504
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 219
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Examines the ways in which American fiction writers and poets have used sports figures and sporting events in order to comment on issues of race, gender, class, and nationality

Modern Sport and the African American Experience


Author: Gary Sailes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781631893865
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 316
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This is a collection of essays from some of America's most brilliant and vibrant sport sociologists and race scholars. This text highlights more of the experiences of African Americans in modern sport than any of its kind

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

We were eight years in power

Eine amerikanische Tragödie
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446259805
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
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Mit Barack Obama sollte die amerikanische Gesellschaft ihren jahrhundertealten Rassismus überwinden. Am Ende seiner Amtszeit zerschlugen sich die Reste dieser Hoffnung mit der Machtübernahme Donald Trumps, den Ta-Nehisi Coates als "Amerikas ersten weißen Präsidenten" bezeichnet: ein Mann, dessen politische Existenz in der Abgrenzung zu Obama besteht. Coates zeichnet ein bestechend kluges und leidenschaftliches Porträt der Obama-Ära und ihres Vermächtnisses – ein essenzielles Werk zum Verständnis der Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft der USA, von einem Autor, dessen eigene Geschichte jener acht Jahre von einem Arbeitsamt in Harlem bis ins Oval Office führte, wo er den Präsidenten interviewte.


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1538114984
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