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ISBN-13: 9781442206786
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/27/2012
Series: Perspectives on a Multiracial America Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.99(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David J. Leonard is associate professor of critical culture, gender, and race studies at Washington State University
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C. Richard King is professor and chair of critical culture, gender, and race studies at Washington State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Celebrities, Commodities, and Criminals: African American Athletes and the Racial Politics of Culture
Chapter 1: America's New Son: Tiger Woods and America's Multiculturalism
Chapter 2: Sister Act VI: Venus and Serena Williams at Indian Wells: "Sincere Fictions" and White Racism
Chapter 3: Ghettocentrism and the Essentialized Black Male Athlete
Chapter 4: Why Can't Kobe Pass (the Ball)? Race and the NBA in an Age of Neoliberalism
Chapter 5: One Nation Under a Hoop: Race, Meritocracy, and Messiahs in the NBA
Chapter 6: Much Adu About Nothing? Freddy Adu and Neoliberal Racism in New Millennium America
Chapter 7: Me and Bonnie Blair: Shani Davis, Racial Myths, and the Reiteration of the Facts of Blackness
Chapter 8: The Dennis Rodman of Hockey: Ray Emery and the Policing of Blackness in the Great White North
Chapter 9: Contesting the Closet: Sheryl Swoopes, Racialized Sexuality, and Media Culture
Chapter 10: "Life with no hoop": Black Pride, State Power
Postscript: American's Son? Tiger Woods as Commodification and Criminalization
Index
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