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Black Planet : Facing Race during an NBA Season.

Author: David Shields
Publisher: Lincoln : UNP - Bison Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The National Basketball Association is a place where white fans and black players enact virtually every racial issue and tension in U.S. culture. Following the Seattle SuperSonics for an entire season, David Shields explores how, in a predominantly black sport, white fans-including especially himself-think about and talk about black heroes, black scapegoats, and black bodies. Critically acclaimed and highly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Diaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shields, David.
Black Planet : Facing Race during an NBA Season.
Lincoln : UNP - Bison Books, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Shields
ISBN: 9780803253254 0803253257
OCLC Number: 866448396
Description: 1 online resource (350 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Introduction; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; Author's Note; 1. America Upside Down; 2. Everyone Else Is They; 3. Proof of My Own Racism; 4. The Beautiful and the Useful; 5. Converting Our Self-Loathing to Hatred; 6. History Is Just a Rumor Somewhere Out There; 7. An Agony of Enthralldom; 8. Can You Feel Now What Power Feels Like?; 9. History Is Not Just a Rumor Somewhere Out There; 10. The Space Between Us.

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The National Basketball Association is a place where white fans and black players enact virtually every racial issue and tension in U.S. culture. Following the Seattle SuperSonics for an entire season, David Shields explores how, in a predominantly black sport, white fans-including especially himself-think about and talk about black heroes, black scapegoats, and black bodies. Critically acclaimed and highly controversial, Black Planet was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN USA Award, and was named one of the Top Ten Nonfiction Bo.

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