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Ballers of the New School Race and Sports in America

ISBN-10: 0883783118
ISBN-13: 9780883783115
Edition: 2010
Authors: Thabiti Lewis
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Description: "Ballers of the New School" uses American sports culture to challenge and explore notions of race in America. Dr. Lewis pushes back against topics such as anti-intellectualism, jingoism, and exploitation in collegiate athletics, as well as the role  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Third World Press
Publication date: 12/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

"Ballers of the New School" uses American sports culture to challenge and explore notions of race in America. Dr. Lewis pushes back against topics such as anti-intellectualism, jingoism, and exploitation in collegiate athletics, as well as the role of sports culture in cultivating notions of masculinity. The book fearlessly critiques and challenges the notion that sports culture has altruistically functioned as a progressive pioneer of social and racial progress and offers a reexamination of the narrative of American sport as a leading contributor to racial progress by pointing to glass ceilings in areas of leadership on and off fields of play. The reconstructions as well as challenges to modern athletes that "Ballers of the New School" offers makes it a usable book of sometimes uncomfortable, but necessary truths.

Acknowledgments
Pregame
Introduction: Race and Sport in America
First Half
A Letter to My Cousin
Ballers in Contemporary America
Original Ballers and New School Ballers
Where the Brothers and Sisters At?
Second Half
Big Pimpin' in Amateur Sport
All About the Benjamins!
The Making of Men in American Sports Films
Average Joes, Complacency, Politics, and Sports
PostGame
Challenging all Ballers
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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