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Ballers of the new school : race and sports in America

Author: Thabiti Lewis
Publisher: Chicago : Third World Press, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Ballers of the New School is indeed an apropos title for Thabiti Lewis's challenging and innovative take on a new generation of black athletes. Punctuated with striking candor and an adroit understanding of contemporary popular cuture, Lewis's Ballers of the New School is a much needed addition to scholarship on race and sports."--Mark Anthony Neal, author of New Black Man.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thabiti Lewis
ISBN: 9780883783115 0883783118
OCLC Number: 318428330
Description: xxix, 304 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Pregame. Race and sport in America --
First Half. A letter to my cousin --
Ballers in contemporary America --
Original ballers and new school ballers --
Where the brothers and sisters at? --
Second Half. Big pimpin' in amateur sport --
All about the Benjamins! --
The making of men in American sports films --
Average Joes, complacency, politics, and sports --
Postgame. Challenging all ballers.
Other Titles: Race and sports in America
Responsibility: Thabiti Lewis.

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Uses American sports culture to challenge and explore notions of race in America. This work focuses on topics such as anti-intellectualism, jingoism, and exploitation in collegiate athletics, as well  Read more...

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