African Americans in Sports

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Author: Gary A. Sailes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351533657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 286

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Research on African American athletes generally fo-cuses on negative stereotypes of physical prowess, and socially controversial themes. Most studies in-vestigate racism, prejudice, discrimination, and ex-ploitation experienced by African American athletes. Many studies contrast African American and white athletes on a number of variables that support pre-vailing elitist stereotypes and denigrate African Ameri-can athletes. But few studies investigate the diverse and complex cultural dichotomies within the infrastruc-ture of sport in the African American community. Gary Sailes maintains that it is crucial to develop a more eclectic and immersed cultural approach when investigating African American involvement in com-petitive sports. The contributors to 'African Americans in Sports' show that there are also intrinsic cultural paradigms that are evident, presenting an informa-tive and interesting narrative regarding African American athletes. The chapters that make up this volume were written by noted scholars who were selected based on their expertise in their specific academic areas. They write about different components of the experience of African American male athletes. Chapters and contributors include: "Race and Athletic Performance: A Physiological Review" by David W. Hunter; "The Athletic Dominance of African Americans--Is There a Genetic Basis?" by Vinay Harpalani; "African American Player Codes on Celebration, Taunting, and Sportsmanlike Conduct" by Vernon L. Andrews; and "Stacking in Major League Baseball" by Earl Smith and C. Keith Harrison. Many chapters were originally published as a special issue of the 'Journal of African American Men.' This volume should be read by all those involved in athletics, as well as by sports sociologists and African American studies scholars.

Black Power and the American People

Culture and Identity in the Twentieth Century

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Author: Rafael Torrubia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 178673088X

Category: History

Page: 352

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Its original leaders, Stokely Carmichael and Willie Ricks, were Black Nationalists, advocating a militant and extremist approach to tackle racism, while other leaders, such as Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers, believed that the struggle for Black Power was essentially a class struggle. Beginning with the folk-narratives told through song by slaves in the plantations, through the Harlem renaissance of the 1920s and 30s, the era of Malcolm X, the African-American art and fashion of the late sixties and 'soul music' and politics in the 1970s, Black Power and the American People will be the first comprehensive cultural history of the movement.

The New Plantation

Black Athletes, College Sports, and Predominantly White NCAA Institutions

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Author: B. Hawkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023010553X

Category: Education

Page: 238

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The New Plantation examines the controversial relationship between predominantly White NCAA Division I Institutions (PWI s) and black athletes, utilizing an internal colonial model. It provides a much-needed in-depth analysis to fully comprehend the magnitude of the forces at work that impact black athletes experiences at PWI s. Hawkins provides a conceptual framework for understanding the structural arrangements of PWI s and how they present challenges to Black athletes academic success; yet, challenges some have overcome and gone on to successful careers, while many have succumbed to these prevailing structural arrangements and have not benefited accordingly. The work is a call for academic reform, collective accountability from the communities that bear the burden of nurturing this athletic talent and the institutions that benefit from it, and collective consciousness to the Black male athletes that make of the largest percentage of athletes who generate the most revenue for the NCAA and its member institutions. Its hope is to promote a balanced exchange in the athletic services rendered and the educational services received.

Diversity and Social Justice in College Sports

Sport Management and the Student Athlete

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Author: Dana D. Brooks,Ronald C. Althouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885693778

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 431

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Each of the well-researched chapters in this comprehensive volume makes a singular contribution to understanding the complexities of diversity and social justice in college sports. Chapters are grouped into sections that address major components: Historical Analysis; Social Justice and Cultural Concerns; African American Coaching and Other Leadership Opportunities; Media, Media Images, and Stereotyping; Intersection of Race, Sport, and Law; Sport Administration/Management: Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender; Looking Toward the Future. This volume makes a valuable contribution to the literature on American sports.

Racism in College Athletics

The African American Athlete's Experience

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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.

Diversity and Education

Teachers, Teaching, and Teacher Education

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Author: H. Richard Milner

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780398078294

Category: Education

Page: 250

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"Diversity and Education: Teachers, Teaching, and Teacher Education exemplifies many of the major concepts and principles of multicultural education, individually and collectively. The goal of the book is to move beyond the surface to more deeply explore the intersections of diversity, equity and education. Theoretical, empirical, and practical discussion are included in the five sections of the book that offers a wide range of vantage points - race, ethnicity, gender, social class, disciplines, language, and levels of schooling, as well as curriculum, assessment, learning climate and context, and relationships between teachers and learners. The book describes in detail the contemporary perspectives on diversity, language diversity, gender diversity, diversity in higher education, and implications for teacher education. Additionally, central and guiding questions are included, with statistics about P-12 students and teacher education. Explicit examples of what these constructs mean and how they are used is provided. The book is complemented by an overview of each chapter and section. Written by some of the leading scholars in education and beyond, this book will be a valuable resource for practicing teachers, teacher educators, graduate students, undergraduate students, and educational researchers."--BOOK JACKET.

Professional Sports

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Author: James D. Torr

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737715880

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Professional sports have become a prism through which Americans view complex issues such as race, gender, violence, and commercialism. The essays in this volume survey how sports have historically served as a mirror of society and how they continue to reflect major trends and issues within American culture.

Sports and athletes

opposing viewpoints

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Author: Laura K. Egendorf

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: 9780737700572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 203

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Presents articles reflecting a range of viewpoints on various aspects of sports, including the use of drugs, racial discrimination, and sexual equality

Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history

the Black experience in the Americas

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Author: Colin A. Palmer,Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 9780028658179

Category: History

Page: 2746

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Contains primary source material.

Visions of a Sporting City

"Shadowball" and Black Chicago, 1887-1952

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Author: Daniel J. Lerner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American baseball players

Page: 484

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MediaSport

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Author: Lawrence Wenner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134826044

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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MediaSport is a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which sport and the media interact. It is written by leading experts from around the world in the field of sports studies, sports journalism and leisure studies. Among the subjects covered are: * sports ethics * sport and race * sport and gender * sport and violence on television * the globalization of sports * marketing sports on the Internet.

Choice

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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The Sport of the Gods

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Author: Paul Laurence Dunbar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101477172

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872—1906) overcame racism and poverty to become one of the best-known authors in America, and the first African American to earn a living from his poetry, fiction, drama, journalism, and lectures. This original collection includes the short novel The Sport of the Gods, Dunbar’s essential essays and short stories, and his finest poems, such as “Sympathy,” all which explore crucial social, political, and humanistic issues at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Contemporary African American Novelists

A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook

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Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 530

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During the last two decades, African American writers have emerged as a distinct and dominant force in world literature. This reference book offers lively, concise, and current information about the lives and imaginative works of 79 contemporary African American novelists. Each of the alphabetically arranged entries begins with a biographical sketch of the author, offers a judicious critical assessment of the author's major works, provides a representative sample of the critical responses the author's books have elicited, and concludes with a selected bibliography that lists the author's publications as well as useful secondary material. Included are entries for major figures, such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison, but many noteworthy young writers also receive the attention they deserve. Forty-one of the 79 writers discussed are women, and roughly a dozen of the novelists have identified themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Intended for students and advanced scholars alike, the volume is sophisticated yet accessible to a wide audience.

The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

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Author: Robert L. Harris, Jr.,Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231138116

Category: History

Page: 442

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Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, Robert L. Harris Jr. and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods. They consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in American society and discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g., "Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American." An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 is a multifaceted map of a crucial historical period.

Sports Law and Regulation

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Author: Joseph Gordon Hylton,Paul Martin Anderson

Publisher: National Sports Law Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 588

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