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Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

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Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace follows the paths of sports figures who were embraced by the general populace but who, through a variety of circumstances, real or imagined, found themselves falling out of favor. The contributors focus on the roles played by athletes, the media, and fans in describing how once-esteemed popular figures find themselves scorned by the same public that at one time viewed them as heroic, laudable, or otherwise respectable.

The book examines a wide range of sports and eras, and includes essays on Barry Bonds, Kirby Puckett, Mike Tyson, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, Branch Rickey, Joe Louis and Max Schmeling, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, and Jim Brown, as well as an afterword by noted scholar Jack Lule and an introduction by the editors. Fame to Infamy is an interdisciplinary volume encompassing numerous approaches in tracing the evolution of each subject's reputation and shifting public image.

Synopsis:

Essays that reveal the public slide into disrepute of once-cherished male sports icons

About the Author

David C. Ogden, Pacific Junction, Iowa, is associate professor of communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Joel Nathan Rosen, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is assistant professor of sociology at Moravian College. He is the author of The Erosion of the American Sporting Ethos: Shifting Attitudes toward Competition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617037115
Subtitle:
Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace
Author:
Ogden, David C.
Author:
Rosen, Joel Nathan
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121201
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sociology of Sports
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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