When Baseball Isn't White, Straight and Male The Media and Difference in the National Pastime

ISBN-10: 0786471131
ISBN-13: 9780786471133
Edition: 2013
List price: $29.95
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Description: This book analyzes how sportswriters discuss issues of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, age, and class within professional baseball from 1998 to the present. Each chapter looks at the media representations of a specific controversy  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This book analyzes how sportswriters discuss issues of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, age, and class within professional baseball from 1998 to the present. Each chapter looks at the media representations of a specific controversy including the 1998 home-run chase, Alex Rodriguez's historic contract singing, Barry Bond's home-run chases, Mike Piazza's "I am not gay" press conference, Effa Manley's Hall of Fame induction, the celebration of Jackie Robinson Day, as well as the various incidents involving performance-enhancing drugs. The author puts it together and reveals what messages are being conveyed by the issues.

Preface
Introduction
Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and the Politics of Race and Nationality
"Out" on the Field: Homosexuality and Our National Pastime
The $25 Million Man: Alex Rodriguez, Objectification and Money
Effa Manley and the Politics of Passing
Barry Bonds and the Pursuit of Dap
It's the End of the World as "We Know It: Race and Forgiveness in the Era of Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Who Are We Celebrating, Anyway? Major League Baseball and the Honoring of Jackie Robinson
Conclusions
Chapter Notes
Suggested Reading
Bibliography
Index

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