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After Artest : the NBA and the assault on Blackness

Auteur: David J Leonard
Uitgever: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2012.
Serie: SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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On November 19, 2004, a fight between NBA players Ron Artest and Ben Wallace escalated into a melee involving several other players and many fans: The "Palace Brawl," writes David J. Leonard, was a seminal event one that dramatically, altered outside perceptions of the sport. With commentators decrying the hip hop or gangsta culture of players, the blackness of the NBA was both highlighted and disdained. This was a  Meer lezen...
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Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: David J Leonard
ISBN: 9781438442068 1438442068 9781438442051 143844205X
OCLC-nummer: 731372886
Beschrijving: xi, 262 p. ; 24 cm.
Inhoud: Acknowledgments --
1. After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness --
Introduction --
Guiding Frameworks --
Anti-Black Racism and the NBA --
The NBA beyond Artest --
This Book --
2. "I Went to a Basketball Game and a Vibe Awards Broke Out" or "Negroes Gone Wild": The Palace Melee and the Racialized Culture War What Else? --
Introduction --
Opening Up the Wounds: Fan-Player Tensions and Divisions --
Thugs and Criminals --
Hip-Hop to Blame for Palace Brawl --
Conclusion: Accountability and Punishment --
3. A Crisis Inside and Outside America's Arena: Age Restrictions and the Real Color of Money --
Introduction --
History of Age Restriction --
An NBA Crisis: The Draft, and Children Playing in the Wrong Sand Box --
Don't Believe the Hype: Cautionary Tales and Sad Stories --
Physically Weak, Mentally and Intellectually Weaker: Big Bodies and Small Brains/Hearts --
It's a Man's Game --
Maturation and Education --
Put Down that Ball: Saving America's (Black) Youth --
Policing Hip-Hop --
A Raceless Issue? --
Race Matters --
Young Athletes of Color: Model Minority Discourse as another Exception --
A Note on the Defenders: The American Dream and Meritocracy --
A Crisis Inside and Outside Americas Arena --
Hypocrisy or the Consistency? --
Conclusion --
4. "No Bling Allowed": The NBAs Dress Code and the Politics of New Racism --
Introduction --
What's Racism Got to Do with It: Player Opposition and a Culture of Denial --
The Dress Code: Smart Business or Insufficient Change? --
Smart Business --
You Say Good Business, I Say Racism --
Not Enough: Once a Gangsta, Always a Gangsta --
Racism: Take 2 --
The Politics of Respectability and Self-Help --
Dressing for the Part: Role Models --
The Dress Code and Questions of Authenticity --
Beyond the Dress Code: The NBA and the Criminalization of Black Bodies --
Conclusion --
5. The Palace Brawl and the Colorblind Fantasy --
Introduction --
The Palace Brawl 2.0: Madison Square Garden Melee --
The Culture Wars --
The NBAs Culture War --
Five Years Later --
Notes --
Works Cited: Popular Discourse --
Works Cited: Scholarly Discourse --
Index --
List of titles in the SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations.
Serietitel: SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations.
Verantwoordelijkheid: David J. Leonard.

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On November 19, 2004, a fight between NBA players Ron Artest and Ben Wallace escalated into a melee involving several other players and many fans: The "Palace Brawl," writes David J. Leonard, was a seminal event one that dramatically, altered outside perceptions of the sport. With commentators decrying the hip hop or gangsta culture of players, the blackness of the NBA was both highlighted and disdained. This was a harsh blow to the league's narrative of colorblindness long cultivated by Commissioner David Stern and powerfully embodied in the beloved figure of Michael Jordan. As Leonard demonstrates, the league viewed this moment as a threat needing intervention, quickly adopting policies to govern black players and prevent them from embracing styles and personas associated with blackness. This fascinating book discloses connections between the NBAs discourse and the broader discourse of antiblack racism. Particular policy changes that seemed aimed at black players, such as the NBA dress code and the debate over a minimum age requirement, are explored.

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