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Reconstructing fame : sport, race, and evolving reputations

Author: David C Ogden; Joel Nathan Rosen
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With contributions by Prosper Godonoo, Urla Hill, C. Richard King, David J. Leonard, Jack Lule, Murry Nelson, David C. Ogden, Robert W. Reising, and Joel Nathan Rosen Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations includes essays on Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Curt Flood, Paul Robeson, Jim Thorpe, Bill Russell, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos. The essayists in this volume write about  Read more...
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Reconstructing fame.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2008
(DLC) 2008007388
(OCoLC)212375846
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Ogden; Joel Nathan Rosen
ISBN: 9781617030444 1617030449 1282940929 9781282940925
OCLC Number: 690213948
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 140 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Constructing banality: the trivialization of the Jackie Robinson legacy / Joel Nathan Rosen --
Roberto Clemente: from ignominy to icon / David C. Ogden --
Curt Flood: "death is a slave's freedom": his fight against baseball, history, and white supremacy / David J. Leonard --
Paul Robeson: honor and the politics of dignity / Prosper Godonoo --
Remaking an overlooked icon: the reconstruction of Jim Thorpe / Robert W. Reising --
Bill Russell: from revulsion to resurrection / Murry Nelson --
Racing after Smith and Carlos: revisiting those fists some forty years hence / Urla Hill --
Afterword: the globalization of vilification; the localization of redemption / Jack Lule.
Responsibility: edited by David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen.

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The essayists in this volume write about twentieth-century athletes whose careers were affected by racism and whose post-career reputations have improved as society's understanding of race changed.  Read more...

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