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The enduring color line in U.S. athletics

Author: Krystal Beamon; Chris M Messer
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. ©2014
Series: Framing 21st century social issues.
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"Sports are an integral part of American society. Millions of dollars are spent every year on professional, collegiate, and youth athletics, and participation in and viewing of these sports both alter and reflect how one perceives the world. Beamon and Messer deftly explore sports as a social construction, and more significantly, the large role race and ethnicity play in sports and consequently sports' influence on  Read more...
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Beamon, Krystal.
Enduring color line in U.S. athletics.
New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
(DLC) 2013023153
(OCoLC)849740897
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Krystal Beamon; Chris M Messer
ISBN: 9781134756728 1134756720 1306132622 9781306132626 9781315879611 1315879611
OCLC Number: 863824491
Description: 1 online resource (67 pages).
Contents: The color line in athletics --
The Native American experience: racism and mascots in professional sports --
Hispanics, Béisbol, and the American dream --
Black athletics : golden opportunity? --
When the crowd stops cheering : negotiating the transition --
Future directions in race and sport participation.
Series Title: Framing 21st century social issues.
Other Titles: Enduring color line in United States athletics
Responsibility: Krystal Beamon, Universtiy of Texas, Arlington ; Chris M. Messer, Colorado State University--Pueblo.

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"Sports are an integral part of American society. Millions of dollars are spent every year on professional, collegiate, and youth athletics, and participation in and viewing of these sports both alter and reflect how one perceives the world. Beamon and Messer deftly explore sports as a social construction, and more significantly, the large role race and ethnicity play in sports and consequently sports' influence on modern race relations. This text is ideal for courses on Sport and Society as well as Race and Ethnicity"--Provided by publisher.

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