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After Artest
After Artest (May 2012)
The NBA and the Assault on Blackness
David J. Leonard - Author

Explores how the NBA moved to govern black players and the expression of blackness after the “Palace Brawl” of 2004.

On November 19, 2004, a fight between NBA players Ron Artest and Ben Wallace escalated into a melee involving several other players and many fans. The “Palace Brawl,” writes David J. Leonard, was a seminal event, one that dramatically altered outside perceptions of the spo...(Read More)
 
 
The Metrosexual
The Metrosexual (July 2008)
Gender, Sexuality, and Sport
David Coad - Author

Explores the cultural significance of the metrosexual in sports.

How do you explain Dennis Rodman’s dyed hair, tattoos, and pierced body parts? Why are there so many athletes stripping for men’s underwear ads? Besides sport, what do Pat Riley, Alex Rodriguez, and Ian Thorpe have in common? And why has David Beckham been compared to Louis XIV?

In this fascinating exploration of pa...(Read More)
 
 
Olympic Industry Resistance
Olympic Industry Resistance (June 2008)
Challenging Olympic Power and Propaganda
Helen Jefferson Lenskyj - Author

A critical look at the Olympics in the postbribery, post-9/11 era, particularly at consequences for host cities and so-called “Olympic education” for schoolchildren.

Scholar and activist Helen Jefferson Lenskyj continues her critique of the Olympic industry, looking specifically at developments in the post-9/11 and postbribery scandal era. Examining events and activism in host cities, as well as in sev...(Read More)
 
 
Beer, Babes, and Balls
Beer, Babes, and Balls (October 2007)
Masculinity and Sports Talk Radio
David Nylund - Author
Eric Anderson - Foreword by

Looks at contemporary sports talk radio and its relations to both traditional and newer forms of masculinity.

Beer, Babes, and Balls explores the increasingly popular genre of sports talk radio and how it relates to contemporary ideas of masculinity. Popular culture plays a significant role in fashioning identities, and sports talk radio both reflects and inspires cultural shifts in masculinity. Through anal...(Read More)
 
 
Out of Play
Out of Play (July 2007)
Critical Essays on Gender and Sport
Michael A. Messner - Author
Raewyn Connell - Foreword by

Winner CHOICE 2008 Outstanding Academic Title

A revealing look at gender issues in contemporary sport.

From beer ads in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue to four-year-old boys and girls playing soccer; from male athletes’ sexual violence against women to homophobia and racism in sport, Out of Play analyzes connections between gender and...(Read More)
 
 
National Identity and Global Sports Events
National Identity and Global Sports Events (January 2006)
Culture, Politics, and Spectacle in the Olympics and the Football World Cup
Alan Tomlinson - Editor
Christopher Young - Editor

Explains why cities dig deep in their pockets to host the Olympics and countries breed teams for success on the world soccer stage.

National Identity and Global Sports Events looks at the significance of international sporting events and why they generate enormous audiences worldwide. Focusing on the Olympic Games and the men’s football (soccer) World Cup, the contributors examine the political, c...(Read More)
 
 
From Ballroom to DanceSport
From Ballroom to DanceSport (January 2006)
Aesthetics, Athletics, and Body Culture
Caroline Joan S. Picart - Author

An insider explores the transformation of ballroom dance into an Olympic sport.

Drawing on recent media portrayals and her own experience, author and dancer Caroline Joan S. Picart explores ballroom dancing and its more “sporty” equivalent, DanceSport, suggesting that they are reflective of larger social, political, and cultural tensions. The past several years have seen a resurgence in the popularity of ball...(Read More)
 
 
Deconstructing Sport History
Deconstructing Sport History (November 2005)
A Postmodern Analysis
Murray G. Phillips - Editor
Alun Munslow - Foreword by

Presents a broad spectrum of critical approaches that question traditional sport history.

This groundbreaking collection challenges the accepted principles and practices of sport history and encourages sport historians to be more adventurous in their representations of the sporting past in the present. Encompassing a wide range of critical approaches, leading international sport historians reflect on theory, practice...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Sport Studies
Feminist Sport Studies (August 2005)
Sharing Experiences of Joy and Pain
Pirkko Markula - Editor

Uses personal narratives to highlight the development of feminist sport studies.

This book highlights the development of feminist sport studies through personal narratives of prominent feminist sport researchers from North America, Europe, and New Zealand. With expertise in sport history, literature, psychology, and sociology, contributors offer reflections that cross disciplinary boundaries and provide a concise and ...(Read More)
 
 
In the Game
In the Game (January 2005)
Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity
Eric Anderson - Author

2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Examines the relationship between gay male athletes, sport, and American masculinity.

Using interviews with openly gay and closeted team-sport athletes, Eric Anderson examines how homophobia is reproduced in sport, how gay male athletes navigate this, and how American masculinity is changing. By detailing individual experiences, Anderson shows ho...(Read More)
 
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