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Overview

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.
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The 42 articles include original contributions and articles published in the Journal of Sport and Social Issues since 1984. They address the perseverance in sports of racism; sexism; exploitation of student athletes; stereotypes of student athletes, coaches, and sports officials; and the neglect of the media in publicizing such problems. Paper edition (unseen), $23.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803972803
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
1 Race and College Sports: A Long Way to Go 5
2 Higher Education and the Plight of the Black Male Athlete 19
3 Cultural Diversity on Campus: A Look at Intercollegiate Football Coaches 35
4 A Step in the Right Direction: The Presidents Meet the Black Coaches 42
5 The 1994 Racial Report Card 46
6 There Is Gold at the End of This Rainbow: Jesse Jackson Steps Up to the Plate 71
7 The Use of Native American Names and Mascots in Sports 75
8 Seated at the Table of Brotherhood: Sports Transforms LaGrange, Georgia 77
9 Growing Up With Gender Discrimination in Sports 83
10 Gender Equity in Athletics Title IX Education Fact Sheet 96
11 Masculinity and Sports Culture 101
12 The Image of the Black Male 107
13 How Jocks View Women 110
14 David Williams and Family Choices 114
15 Slow Progress on Equity 116
16 Eliminating the Battle of the Sexes in College Sports 122
17 Knowns and Unknowns in Intercollegiate Athletics: A Report to the Presidents Commission 129
18 Athletic Scholarship Disarmament 147
19 Academic Standards for Athletes: A Debate in Black and White 151
20 Two Ways to Go: Only One Is a Winner 156
21 Student-Athletes: So Much Work, So Little Time 162
22 Spotting, Treating Troubled Athletes Can Be Difficult 168
23 Athletes Learn the Lesson: The Lou Harris Survey 174
24 A New Beginning for a New Century: Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States 176
25 Intersections as Dangerous Places: Theories and Role Models in Sport Studies 187
26 Gender Violence and Lessons Learned From the Simpson Case 189
27 Violence in Sports 191
28 An Investigation of Campus Stereotypes: The Myth of Black Athletic Superiority and the Dumb Jock Stereotype 193
29 The Rules of the Game Are Changing: College Coaches in the 1990s 203
30 The Need for a New Code of Ethics Going Beyond the NCAA 206
31 Black Faces Still Rare in the Press Box 212
32 The State of Women in Sports Media 234
33 Gender Equity in Sports Media Coverage: A Review of the NCAA News 237
34 Hear No Evil, See No Evil 244
35 The Modern Olympic Games: A Political Cauldron 253
36 Under African Skies 272
37 The Role of Sports in the Destruction of Apartheid 275
38 Hope 279
39 Reggie Lewis: An Incredible Tribute to a Remarkable Man 288
40 Tom Osborne and Willie Stewart: Two Coaches Linked by Commitment 291
41 Muhammad Ali: The People's Champion, Once and Still 294
42 Darryl Williams: The Ultimate Role Model 296
Conclusion 298
Suggested Readings 301
Index 309
About the Editor 323
About the Contributors 325
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