Not the Triumph but the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete / Edition 1

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Overview

"In her excellent new book, Amy Bass uses the famous 'black power' podium salute by sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith as the centerpiece of her expansive examination of the black athlete in America." -Boston Globe"Amy Bass's powerful and nuanced account of the Olympic Project for Human Rights gives us the story behind this picture-a story that will change our conception of the history of sport and racial politics." -Robin D. G. Kelley "Beautifully written, as well as appropriately complex and wide-ranging. As much as sports might appear to be a straight-ahead business, where the 'best' might be rightly rewarded, Bass deftly reveals the difficulties of maintaining a sense of self, collective consciousness, and political urgency." -Philadelphia City Paper "Amy Bass sorts through the events and perceptions linked to some of the biggest names and moments in sports history and assesses their meaning beyond the playing field." -Bob Costas Amy Bass is assistant professor of history at the College of New Rochelle and is a member of the NBC research team covering the Olympic Games including Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Salt Lake 2002, and Athens 2004.
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During the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, track-and-field medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos defied the system by raising black-gloved fists at the flag as the "Star-Spangled Banner" was being played. Bass (history, Plattsburgh State Univ.) examines that protest, spotlighting the history of black athletes and media coverage of athletic events.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816639458
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2004
  • Series: Critical American Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,333,264
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Note on Usage
Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Tiger in the Woods
1 The Race between Politics and Sport 1
2 What Is This "Black" in Black Athlete? 37
3 An Olympic Challenge: Preparing for the "Problem Games" 81
4 The Power of Protest and Boycott: The New York Athletic Club and the Question of the South African Springboks 131
5 Tribulations and the Trials: Black Consciousness and the Collective Body 185
6 "That's My Flag" 233
7 Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars? 291
Notes 349
Index 425
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2002

    A surefire read

    I can't wait for this book. I study cultural history with Dr. Bass, and I have learned a lot about ideas of race and ethnicity from her. This subject is her specialty, so the book will be great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2002

    The wait is soon to be over!

    If this book is anywhere nearly as good as the buzz has been, I can barely wait to read it. I saw Dr. Bass give a talk on this subject sometime ago, and her brilliant ability to make profound notions of race, nation, and culture accessible via her telling of the Mexico City Olympics saga is something that isn't to be missed. To understand America, especially in its current moment, I suggest you read this book.

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