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The Resource Darwin's athletes : how sport has damaged Black America and preserved the myth of race, John Hoberman

Darwin's athletes : how sport has damaged Black America and preserved the myth of race, John Hoberman

Label
Darwin's athletes : how sport has damaged Black America and preserved the myth of race
Title
Darwin's athletes
Title remainder
how sport has damaged Black America and preserved the myth of race
Statement of responsibility
John Hoberman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Darwin's Athletes zeroes in on our society's fixation on black athletic achievement. John Hoberman compellingly argues that this obsession - one shared by both blacks and whites in the media, in corporate America, and even by athletes themselves - has come to play a disastrous role in African-American life and a troubling role in our country's race relations. The sports fixation originates in the painful century-long exclusion of blacks from every other path to high
  • achievement. The scarcity of other kinds of "race heroes" has conferred messianic status on the most popular black athletes, fostering a delusion of integration while contributing to deep social divisions. Ironically, Hoberman argues, the decline of European empires and the rise of the black athlete helped to preserve rather than undermine the inferior status of nonwhites
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoberman, John M.
Dewey number
796/.089/96073
Index
index present
LC call number
GV583
LC item number
.H6 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American athletes
  • Public opinion
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in sports
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Negers
  • Sporters
  • Stereotypen
  • Rassendiscriminatie
  • Sportifs noirs américains
  • Opinion publique
  • Stéréotypes dans les sports
  • Noirs américains
  • États-Unis
  • Leistungssportler
  • Rassenvorurteil
  • USA
  • Schwarze
  • Athlètes noirs américains
  • Athlètes noirs américains
Label
Darwin's athletes : how sport has damaged Black America and preserved the myth of race, John Hoberman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-319) 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
The African-American sports fixation -- Jackie Robinson's sad song: the resegregation of American sport -- Joe Louis meets Albert Einstein: the athleticizing of the black mind -- The suppression of the black male action figure -- "Writin' is fightin'": sport and the black intellectuals -- Wonders out of Africa -- The world of colonial sport -- The new multiracial world order -- The fastest white man in the world -- Imagining the black organism -- The Negro as a defective type -- African-American responses to racial biology -- Black "hardiness" and the origins of medical racism -- Theories of racial athletic aptitude -- Athleticizing the black criminal -- The fear of racial biology
Control code
35298593
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 341 pages
Isbn
9780395822913
Lccn
96036170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)35298593
Label
Darwin's athletes : how sport has damaged Black America and preserved the myth of race, John Hoberman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-319) 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
The African-American sports fixation -- Jackie Robinson's sad song: the resegregation of American sport -- Joe Louis meets Albert Einstein: the athleticizing of the black mind -- The suppression of the black male action figure -- "Writin' is fightin'": sport and the black intellectuals -- Wonders out of Africa -- The world of colonial sport -- The new multiracial world order -- The fastest white man in the world -- Imagining the black organism -- The Negro as a defective type -- African-American responses to racial biology -- Black "hardiness" and the origins of medical racism -- Theories of racial athletic aptitude -- Athleticizing the black criminal -- The fear of racial biology
Control code
35298593
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 341 pages
Isbn
9780395822913
Lccn
96036170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)35298593

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