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

Table of Contents

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

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