Fame to Infamy

Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace
Author: David C. Ogden,Joel Nathan Rosen
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604737523
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace follows the paths of sports figures who were embraced by the general populace but who, through a variety of circumstances, real or imagined, found themselves falling out of favor. The contributors focus on the roles played by athletes, the media, and fans in describing how once-esteemed popular figures find themselves scorned by the same public that at one time viewed them as heroic, laudable, or otherwise respectable. The book examines a wide range of sports and eras, and includes essays on Barry Bonds, Kirby Puckett, Mike Tyson, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, Branch Rickey, Joe Louis and Max Schmeling, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, and Jim Brown, as well as an afterword by noted scholar Jack Lule and an introduction by the editors. Fame to Infamy is an interdisciplinary volume encompassing numerous approaches in tracing the evolution of each subject's reputation and shifting public image.

A Locker Room of Her Own

Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes
Author: David C. Ogden,Joel Nathan Rosen
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 161703813X
Category: Social Science
Page: 209
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Female athletes are too often perceived as interlopers in the historically male-dominated world of sports. Obstacles specific to women are of particular focus in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the similar qualities ancillary to gender bear special exploration in how they impact an athlete's story. Central to this volume is the contention that women in their role as inherent outsiders are placed in a unique position even more complicated than the usual experiences of inequality and discord associated with race and sports. The contributors explore and critique the notion that in order to be considered among the pantheon of athletic heroes one cannot deviate from the traditional demographic profile, that of the white male. These essays look specifically and critically at the nature of gender and sexuality within the contested nexus of race, reputation, and sport. The collection explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering sports figures and the cultural and social forces that helped to forge their unique and often problematic legacies. Women athletes discussed in this volume include Babe Didrikson Zaharias, the women of the AAGPBL, Billie Jean King, Venus and Serena Williams, Marion Jones, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, Sheryl Swoopes, Florence Griffith Joyner, Roberta Gibb and Kathrine Switzer, and Danica Patrick.

More than Cricket and Football

International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity
Author: Joel Nathan Rosen,Maureen M. Smith
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496809912
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 368
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Given the presumed dominance of American sport, many fans throughout the hemisphere find it difficult to envision the role of sport beyond the confines of their own continent. And yet, world sport consists of so much more than the games Americans play and so much more than the stereotype of cricket for the elite and football for the working class. As worldwide sport continues to gain in popularity, we also see parallels to many aspects visible in North American sport, particularly celebrity and all its trappings and pitfalls. The success of athletes from other countries in basketball and ice hockey, and the proliferation of stars imported and now exported to and from North America, provides some better examples of sport’s international power. It also creates a very new kind of sport celebrity, albeit one that often shows a rather limited reach beyond that star’s own country or continent. Thus, rather than focusing on the Western Hemisphere, this collection of some of world sport’s most heralded celebrities (including stars of Motocross, surfing, distance running, and more) serves as a sort of passport to many places that make up our global sporting environment.

Black Males and Intercollegiate Athletics

An Exploration of Problems and Solutions
Author: James L. Moore III,Robert A. Bennett III,David L. Graham,Samuel R. Hodge
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784413933
Category: Education
Page: 348
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This volume focuses on the issues African American males face not only as participants in athletic competition as student-athletes but also as coaches, administrators, and academic support staff. It will serve as a valuable resource for educational policy makers, especially athletic association personnel (i.e. NCAA), and other constituents.

Black Baseball, Black Business

Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar
Author: Roberta J. Newman,Joel Nathan Rosen
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617039551
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 254
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Roberta J. Newman and Joel Nathan Rosen have written an authoritative social history of the Negro Leagues. This book examines how the relationship between black baseball and black businesses functioned, particularly in urban areas with significant African American populations—Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, and more. Inextricably bound together by circumstance, these sports and business alliances faced destruction and upheaval. Once Jackie Robinson and a select handful of black baseball’s elite gained acceptance in Major League Baseball and financial stability in the mainstream economy, shock waves traveled throughout the black business world. Though the economic impact on Negro League baseball is perhaps obvious due to its demise, the impact on other black-owned businesses and on segregated neighborhoods is often undervalued if not outright ignored in current accounts. There have been many books written on great individual players who played in the Negro Leagues and/or integrated the Major Leagues. But Newman and Rosen move beyond hagiography to analyze what happens when a community has its economic footing undermined while simultaneously being called upon to celebrate a larger social progress. In this regard, Black Baseball, Black Business moves beyond the diamond to explore baseball’s desegregation narrative in a critical and wide ranging fashion.

The British Drama

A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, in the English Language
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: N.A
View: 5417

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Überwachen und Strafen

die Geburt des Gefängnisses
Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518387719
Category: Bürgerliche Gesellschaft - Disziplinierung - Geschichte
Page: 396
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Doktor Faustus


Author: Christopher Marlowe
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843071853
Category: Drama
Page: 76
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Christopher Marlowe: Doktor Faustus The Tragicall History of D. Faustus. Entstanden um 1592. Erstmals aufgeführt von der Truppe des Earl of Nottingham, Datum unbekannt. Älteste erhaltene Ausgabe: London 1604. Zweite Fassung: London 1616. Hier nach der Übers. v. Wilhelm Müller. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Marlowe, Christoph: Doktor Faustus. Übers. v. Wilhelm Müller, München: Eugen Rentsch Verlag, 1911. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Mikhail Vrubel, Faust, 1896. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The London Stage

A Collection of the Most Refined Tragedies, Comedies, Operas ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: N.A
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Das andere Geschlecht

Sitte und Sexus der Frau
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644051615
Category: Social Science
Page: 944
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Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.

Mein Kampf


Author: Adolf Hitler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983638206
Category:
Page: 822
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Published in the German language, this is the infamous Main Kampf, by Adolf Hitler.