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The Resource Playing while White : privilege and power on and off the field, David J. Leonard

Playing while White : privilege and power on and off the field, David J. Leonard

Label
Playing while White : privilege and power on and off the field
Title
Playing while White
Title remainder
privilege and power on and off the field
Statement of responsibility
David J. Leonard
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Playing While White argues that whiteness matters in sports culture, both on and off the field. Offering critical analysis of athletic stars such as Johnny Manziel, Marshall Henderson, Jordan Spieth, Lance Armstrong, Josh Hamilton, as well as the predominantly white cultures of NASCAR and extreme sports, David Leonard identifies how whiteness is central to the commodification of athletes and the sports they play. Leonard demonstrates that sporting cultures are a key site in the trafficking of racial ideas, narratives, and ideologies. He identifies how white athletes are frequently characterized as intelligent leaders who are presumed innocent of the kinds of transgressions black athletes are often pathologized for. With an analysis of the racial dynamics of sports traditions as varied as football, cycling, hockey, baseball, tennis, snowboarding and soccer, as well the reception and media portrayals of specific white athletes, Leonard examines how and why whiteness matters within sports and what that tells us about race in the twenty-first century United States"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leonard, David J.,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism in sports
  • Sports
  • White people
  • Racism in sports
  • Sports
  • White people
  • United States
Label
Playing while White : privilege and power on and off the field, David J. Leonard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Introduction -- The Scrappy White Leader -- He Got Brains: Whiteness and Intelligence on and off the Court -- Talking Trash (While White): A Betrayal of Tradition or a Sign of Competitive Leadership? -- White Thugs? Crime and the Culture of Innocence -- Getting High: The New Jim Crow and White Athletes -- Redemption and Character Building: Mistakes While White -- (White) Women and Sports: Selling White Femininity -- Driving While White: The World of NASCAR -- Playing the White Way: From the Cardinals to Badgers -- Sporting Cultures and White Victims -- Notes -- Work cited
Control code
963744546
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9780295741888
Lccn
2016050498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)963744546
Label
Playing while White : privilege and power on and off the field, David J. Leonard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Introduction -- The Scrappy White Leader -- He Got Brains: Whiteness and Intelligence on and off the Court -- Talking Trash (While White): A Betrayal of Tradition or a Sign of Competitive Leadership? -- White Thugs? Crime and the Culture of Innocence -- Getting High: The New Jim Crow and White Athletes -- Redemption and Character Building: Mistakes While White -- (White) Women and Sports: Selling White Femininity -- Driving While White: The World of NASCAR -- Playing the White Way: From the Cardinals to Badgers -- Sporting Cultures and White Victims -- Notes -- Work cited
Control code
963744546
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9780295741888
Lccn
2016050498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)963744546

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