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ERIC Number: ED464532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 214
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7914-5006-6
Beyond the Cheers: Race as Spectacle in College Sport. SUNY Series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations.
King, C. Richard; Springwood, Charles Fruehling
This book offers an ethnography, history, and social critique of racial spectacles in college sports, arguing that collegiate athletics are created as a spectacle driven by contradictory meanings and exploitative practices. The chapters are: (1) Posting Up: Introductory Notes on Race, Sports, and Post-America; (2) White Out: Erasures of Race in College Athletics; (3) Kill the Indians, Save the Chief: Native American Mascots and Imperial Identities; (4) Sammy Seminole, Jim Crow, and Osceola: Playing Indian and Racial Hierarchy at Florida State University; (5) Body and Soul: Physicality, Disciplinarily, and the Overdetermination of Blackness; (6) Of Rebels and Leprechauns: Longing, Passing, and the Stagings of Whiteness; and (7) Postcolonial Arenas: The Dis-Ease of Desire in America. (Contains 10 notes and 273 references.) (SLD)
State University of New York Press, c/o CUP Services, P.O. Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851 (hardcover: ISBN-0-7914-5005-8, $59.50; paperback: ISBN-0-7914-5006-6, $20.95). Tel: 607-277-2211; Fax: 800-688-2877 (Toll Free); Fax: 607-277-6292; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.