ERIC Number: EJ658521
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Sports, Race, and Ressentiment.
Dowling, William C.
Society, v37 n3 p29-34 Mar-Apr 2000
Discusses the problem of college sports corruption and the debate over "the plight of the black athlete," suggesting that this debate is actually not about race or athletics but a code for examining contradictions between education and mass democracy. Calls this the problem of "ressentiment." Examines how athletes have used the "plight of the black athlete" to sue their universities for breach of contract and negligence. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A