skip to content
A level playing field : African American athletes and the Republic of Sports Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A level playing field : African American athletes and the Republic of Sports

Author: Gerald Lyn Early
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
As Americans, we believe there ought to be a level playing field for everyone. Even if we don't expect to finish first, we do expect a fair start. Only in sports have African Americans actually found that elusive level ground. But at the same time, black players offer an ironic perspective on the athlete hero, for they represent a group historically held to be without social honor. In this collection of sports  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Early, Gerald Lyn.
Level playing field.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010047288
(OCoLC)676725371
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Lyn Early
ISBN: 9780674060869 0674060865
OCLC Number: 754841337
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 263 p.)
Contents: Leveling the playing field. When worlds collide : Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson, Harry Truman, and the Korean War ; Curt Flood, gratitude, and the image of baseball ; Donovan McNabb, Rush Limbaugh, and the making of the Black quarterback --
Heroism and the Republic of Sports. American integration, Black heroism, and the meaning of Jackie Robinson ; Performance and reality : race, sports, and the modern world ; Where have we gone, Mr. Robinson?
Responsibility: Gerald L. Early.

Abstract:

The noted cultural critic Gerald Early explores the intersection of race and sports, and our deeper, often contradictory attitudes toward the athletes we glorify. What desires and anxieties are  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

The intersection of race and sports is one of the most dangerous in American culture...Perhaps only a steady, steely academic like Gerald L. Early can take the turn wide open, pencil to the metal, Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/754841337> # A level playing field African American athletes and the Republic of Sports
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "754841337" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Place/cambridge_mass> ; # Cambridge, Mass.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/796.0922/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Topic/electronic_books> ; # Electronic books
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799026> ; # African American athletes--Social conditions
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009123504> ; # Discrimination in sports--United States--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_sports> ; # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/895130> ; # Discrimination in sports
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Topic/african_american_athletes_social_conditions> ; # African American athletes--Social conditions
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799025> ; # African American athletes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Topic/african_american_athletes_history> ; # African American athletes--History
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008112210> ; # Sports--United States--History
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1130432> ; # Sports
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Topic/social_science_sociology_general> ; # SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/236854770> ; # Gerald Lyn Early
    schema:datePublished "2011" ;
    schema:description "As Americans, we believe there ought to be a level playing field for everyone. Even if we don't expect to finish first, we do expect a fair start. Only in sports have African Americans actually found that elusive level ground. But at the same time, black players offer an ironic perspective on the athlete hero, for they represent a group historically held to be without social honor. In this collection of sports essays the author, a noted cultural critic investigates these contradictions as they play out in the sports world and in our deeper attitudes toward the athletes we glorify. He addresses a half century of heated cultural issues ranging from integration to the use of performance enhancing drugs. Writing about Jackie Robinson and Curt Flood, he reconstructs pivotal moments in their lives and explains how the culture, politics, and economics of sport turned with them. Taking on the subtexts, racial and otherwise, of the controversy over remarks Rush Limbaugh made about quarterback Donovan McNabb, he restores the political consequence to an event most commentators at the time approached with predictable bluster. The essays in this book circle around two perennial questions: What other, invisible contests unfold when we watch a sporting event? What desires and anxieties are encoded in our worship of (or disdain for) high performance athletes? These essays are based on the Alain Locke lectures at Harvard University's Du Bois Institute. -- From Book jacket." ;
    schema:description "Leveling the playing field. When worlds collide : Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson, Harry Truman, and the Korean War ; Curt Flood, gratitude, and the image of baseball ; Donovan McNabb, Rush Limbaugh, and the making of the Black quarterback -- Heroism and the Republic of Sports. American integration, Black heroism, and the meaning of Jackie Robinson ; Performance and reality : race, sports, and the modern world ; Where have we gone, Mr. Robinson?" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/691835089> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books" ;
    schema:genre "History" ;
    schema:genre "Electronic resource" ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/676725371> ;
    schema:name "A level playing field African American athletes and the Republic of Sports" ;
    schema:numberOfPages "263" ;
    schema:productID "754841337" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/754841337#PublicationEvent/cambridge_mass_harvard_university_press_2011> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Agent/harvard_university_press> ; # Harvard University Press
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10492934> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=390171> ;
    schema:url <http://dx.doi.org/10.4159/harvard.9780674060869> ;
    schema:url <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt2jbt9x> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674060869> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/754841337> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Agent/harvard_university_press> # Harvard University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Harvard University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Place/cambridge_mass> # Cambridge, Mass.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Cambridge, Mass." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Topic/african_american_athletes_social_conditions> # African American athletes--Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85001797> ;
    schema:name "African American athletes--Social conditions" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_sports> # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Topic/electronic_books> # Electronic books
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Electronic books" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835089#Topic/social_science_sociology_general> # SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008112210> # Sports--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sports--United States--History" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009123504> # Discrimination in sports--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Discrimination in sports--United States--History" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1130432> # Sports
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sports" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799025> # African American athletes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "African American athletes" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/799026> # African American athletes--Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "African American athletes--Social conditions" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/895130> # Discrimination in sports
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Discrimination in sports" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/236854770> # Gerald Lyn Early
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Early" ;
    schema:givenName "Gerald Lyn" ;
    schema:name "Gerald Lyn Early" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674060869>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:description "electronic bk." ;
    schema:isbn "0674060865" ;
    schema:isbn "9780674060869" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/676725371>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Level playing field." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/754841337> ; # A level playing field African American athletes and the Republic of Sports
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/754841337>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/754841337> ; # A level playing field African American athletes and the Republic of Sports
    schema:dateModified "2015-07-01" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.