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African Americans in Sports : Contemporary Themes

African Americans in Sports : Contemporary Themes - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0765804402

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ISBN13: 978-0765804402
ISBN10: 0765804409
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Transaction Publishers, Inc.
Published: 1998
International: No

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African Americans in Sports : Contemporary Themes - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0765804402

Gary A. Sailes

ISBN13: 978-0765804402
ISBN10: 0765804409
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Transaction Publishers, Inc.

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

Research on African American athletes generally focuses on negative stereotypes of physical prowess and socially controversial themes. Most studies investigate racism, prejudice, discrimination, and exploitation experienced by African American athletes. Many studies contrast African American and white athletes on a number of variables that support prevailing elitist stereotypes and denigrate African American athletes. But few studies investigate the diverse and complex cultural dichotomies within the infrastructure of sport in the African American community. 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. 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.

Table of Contents

1. The Role of Sport in the Black Community
2. Cool Pose: Black Masculinity and Sports
3. Betting Against the Odds: An Overview of Black Sports Participation
4. The Dominant Images of Black Men in America: The Representation of O.J. Simpson
5. Black Sports Images in Transition: The Impact of Tiger's Roar
6. Race Logic and "Being Like Mike": Representations of Athletes in Advertising, 1985-1994
7. Race and Athletic Performance: A Physiological Review
8. The Athletic Dominance of African Americans - Is There a Genetic Basis?
9. An Examination of Basketball Performance Orientations Among African American Males
10. The Case Against NCAA Proposition 48
11. African American Player Codes on Celebration, Taunting, and Sportsmanlike Conduct
12. The African American Athlete: Social Myths and Stereotypes
13. Stacking in Major League Baseball
14. African American Male Head Coaches: In the "Red Zone," But Can They Score?
15. Race, Sport, and Future Orientation
16. A Comparison of Professional Sports Career Aspirations Among College Athletes

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