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Contesting Identities : Sports in American Film

Contesting Identities : Sports in American Film - 03 edition

Contesting Identities : Sports in American Film - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780252073540

ISBN10: 0252073541

Contesting Identities : Sports in American Film by Aaron Baker - ISBN 9780252073540
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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Contesting Identities : Sports in American Film by Aaron Baker - ISBN 9780252073540

ISBN13: 9780252073540

ISBN10: 0252073541

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03

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Summary

Since the earliest days of the silent era, American filmmakers have been drawn to the visual spectacles of sports and their compelling narratives of conflict, triumph, and individual achievement. In Contesting Identities Aaron Baker examines how these cinematic representations of sports and athletes have evolved over time--from The Pinch Hitter and Buster Keaton's College to White Men Can't Jump, Jerry Maguire, and Girlfight. Baker shows that even as sports films tackle socially constructed identities such as class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender, they ultimately underscore transcendence of these identities through self-reliance. In addition to discussing the genre's recurring dramatic tropes, Baker also looks at the social and cinematic impacts of real-life sports figures from Jackie Robinson and Babe Didrikson Zaharias to Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.