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Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season
     

Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season

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by David Shields, Gerald Graff
 

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ISBN-10: 0803293542

ISBN-13: 9780803293540

Pub. Date: 12/01/2006

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books

The National Basketball Association is a place where white fans and black players enact virtually every racial issue and tension in U.S. culture. Following the Seattle SuperSonics for an entire season, David Shields explores how, in a predominantly black sport, white fans—including especially himself—think about and talk about black heroes, black

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The National Basketball Association is a place where white fans and black players enact virtually every racial issue and tension in U.S. culture. Following the Seattle SuperSonics for an entire season, David Shields explores how, in a predominantly black sport, white fans—including especially himself—think about and talk about black heroes, black scapegoats, and black bodies.
 
Critically acclaimed and highly controversial, Black Planet was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN USA Award, and was named one of the Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 1999 by Esquire, Newsday, Los Angeles Weekly, and Amazon.com.

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ISBN-13:
9780803293540
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sonics will come back the new orleans hornets pelicans or whatever don't have enough money seattle will buy the team.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't finish it. The guy worries too much about what black people think of him. I don't think he can be typical of basketball fans, hope not anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They are now the oklahoma city thunder