Sport in Society: Equal Opportunity or Business as Usual? / Edition 1

Sport in Society: Equal Opportunity or Business as Usual? / Edition 1

by Richard E. Lapchick, Jeffrey R. (Eds.) Benedict
     
 

Bridging the gap between scholarship and journalism, Sport in Society takes on major contemporary topics - race, gender and violence - as they play out in the world of sports. The editors bring together well known writers to examine many of the more pressing issues that sports are confronting. The role of the media, the international scene and some real life heroes

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Bridging the gap between scholarship and journalism, Sport in Society takes on major contemporary topics - race, gender and violence - as they play out in the world of sports. The editors bring together well known writers to examine many of the more pressing issues that sports are confronting. The role of the media, the international scene and some real life heroes are also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803972810
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
1Race and College Sports: A Long Way to Go5
2Higher Education and the Plight of the Black Male Athlete19
3Cultural Diversity on Campus: A Look at Intercollegiate Football Coaches35
4A Step in the Right Direction: The Presidents Meet the Black Coaches42
5The 1994 Racial Report Card46
6There Is Gold at the End of This Rainbow: Jesse Jackson Steps Up to the Plate71
7The Use of Native American Names and Mascots in Sports75
8Seated at the Table of Brotherhood: Sports Transforms LaGrange, Georgia77
9Growing Up With Gender Discrimination in Sports83
10Gender Equity in Athletics Title IX Education Fact Sheet96
11Masculinity and Sports Culture101
12The Image of the Black Male107
13How Jocks View Women110
14David Williams and Family Choices114
15Slow Progress on Equity116
16Eliminating the Battle of the Sexes in College Sports122
17Knowns and Unknowns in Intercollegiate Athletics: A Report to the Presidents Commission129
18Athletic Scholarship Disarmament147
19Academic Standards for Athletes: A Debate in Black and White151
20Two Ways to Go: Only One Is a Winner156
21Student-Athletes: So Much Work, So Little Time162
22Spotting, Treating Troubled Athletes Can Be Difficult168
23Athletes Learn the Lesson: The Lou Harris Survey174
24A New Beginning for a New Century: Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States176
25Intersections as Dangerous Places: Theories and Role Models in Sport Studies187
26Gender Violence and Lessons Learned From the Simpson Case189
27Violence in Sports191
28An Investigation of Campus Stereotypes: The Myth of Black Athletic Superiority and the Dumb Jock Stereotype193
29The Rules of the Game Are Changing: College Coaches in the 1990s203
30The Need for a New Code of Ethics Going Beyond the NCAA206
31Black Faces Still Rare in the Press Box212
32The State of Women in Sports Media234
33Gender Equity in Sports Media Coverage: A Review of the NCAA News237
34Hear No Evil, See No Evil244
35The Modern Olympic Games: A Political Cauldron253
36Under African Skies272
37The Role of Sports in the Destruction of Apartheid275
38Hope279
39Reggie Lewis: An Incredible Tribute to a Remarkable Man288
40Tom Osborne and Willie Stewart: Two Coaches Linked by Commitment291
41Muhammad Ali: The People's Champion, Once and Still294
42Darryl Williams: The Ultimate Role Model296
Conclusion298
Suggested Readings301
Index309
About the Editor323
About the Contributors325

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