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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."

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Frederick Douglass liked to say of West Indian boxer Peter Jackson that "Peter is doing a great deal with his fists to solve the Negro question." His comment reflects the possibilities for social transformation that he saw in the emerging modern sports culture. Indeed, as the twentieth century developed, sports have become an important cultural terrain over which various racial groups have contested, defined, and represented their racial, national, and inter-ethnic identities.

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. The contributors collected here address such issues as popular representations of blacks in sports. They consider baseball—from Nisei players in Oregon to Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles. And they look at the use of warrior imagery in representations of Native American athletes and the evolution of black expressive style within basketball.

Sports Matters challenges our presumptions about sports, illuminating in the process the complexities of race and gender as they relate to popular culture.

Contributors include Amy Bass, John Bloom, Annie Gilbert Coleman, Gena Caponi, Montye Fuse, Randy Hanson, Michiko Hase, George Lipsitz, Keith Miller, Sharon O'Brien, Connie Razza, Sam Regalado, Greg Rodriguez, Julio Rodriguez, Michael Willard, and Henry Yu.

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A deeply reflective work, written by a number of eminent scholars both Jewish and Christian who represent a variety of disciplines and perspectives, this book explores basic issues in Wiesel's work -the nature of God, madness, silence, horror, and hope. With essays by such authorities among others, as Robert McAfee Brown, Eugene J. Fisher, Hary James Cargas, Eva Fleuschner, and Irving Abrahamson, the bool reflects the inspitation of Wiesel's reconstructed belief in God, humanity, and the future. These eminent theologians, literary scholars, and philosophers show how Wiesel's thinking has changed over the past thirty years, and how it has remained the same.

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This volume brings critical attention to the centrality of race within the politics and pleasures of the massive sports culture that has developed in the US.blacks in sport. They consider baseball - from Nisei players in Oregon to Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles, and they look at the use of warrior imagery in representations of Native American athletes and the evolution of black expressive style within basketball. This book aims to challenge presumptions about sports, illuminating in the process the complexities of race and gender as they relate to popular culture.

About the Author

John Bloom teaches American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is the author of A House of Cards: Baseball Card Collecting and Popular Culture, and To Show What an Indian Can Do: Sports at Indian Boarding Schools.

Michael Willard is co-editor of Generations of Youth: Youth Cultures and History in Twentieth Century America, also available from NYU Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814798829
Editor:
Bloom, John
Editor:
Willard, Michael Nevin
Editor:
Bloom, John
Editor:
Willard, Michael Nevin
Author:
Rittner, Carol
Author:
Willard, Michael
Author:
John
Author:
Willard, Michael Nevin
Author:
Bloom
Author:
Bloom, John
Publisher:
New York University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Discrimination in sports
Subject:
Racism in popular culture
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
SPORTS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION_USA
Subject:
ETHNIC STUDIES_USA
Subject:
Sports -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Discrimination in sports -- United States.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Subject:
Judaism - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , A deeply reflective work, written by a number of eminent scholars both Jewish and Christian who represent a variety of disciplines and perspectives, this book explores basic issues in Wiesel's work -the nature of God, madness, silence, horror, and hope. With essays by such authorities among others, as Robert McAfee Brown, Eugene J. Fisher, Hary James Cargas, Eva Fleuschner, and Irving Abrahamson, the bool reflects the inspitation of Wiesel's reconstructed belief in God, humanity, and the future. These eminent theologians, literary scholars, and philosophers show how Wiesel's thinking has changed over the past thirty years, and how it has remained the same.
"Synopsis" by , This volume brings critical attention to the centrality of race within the politics and pleasures of the massive sports culture that has developed in the US.blacks in sport. They consider baseball - from Nisei players in Oregon to Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles, and they look at the use of warrior imagery in representations of Native American athletes and the evolution of black expressive style within basketball. This book aims to challenge presumptions about sports, illuminating in the process the complexities of race and gender as they relate to popular culture.
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