Fame to infamy : race, sport, and the fall from grace (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Fame to infamy : race, sport, and the fall from grace

Author: David C Ogden; Joel Nathan Rosen
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace follows the paths of sports figures who were embraced by the general populace but who, through a variety of circumstances, real or imagined, found themselves falling out of favor with the public. The contributors focus on the roles played by athletes, the media, and fans in describing how once-esteemed popular figures find themselves scorned by the same public  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fame to infamy.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010
(DLC) 2010017510
(OCoLC)609721666
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Ogden; Joel Nathan Rosen
ISBN: 9781604737523 1604737522 1282939238 9781282939233 9786612939235 6612939230
OCLC Number: 682623521
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 206 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword : The Power of Nine / Roy F. Fox --
Introduction : Thoughts on Fame and Infamy / David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen --
Barry Bonds : Of Passion and Hostility / Lisa Doris Alexander --
Kirby Puckett : A Middle American Tragedy / Sherrie L. Wilson --
Don't Believe the Hype : The Racial Representation of Mike Tyson in Three Acts / Thabiti Lewis --
Lost in Translation : Voice, Masculinity, Race, and the 1998 Home Run Chase / Shelley Lucas --
Branch Rickey : Moral Capitalist / Robert F. Lewis II --
Inextricably Linked : Joe Louis and Max Schmeling Revisited / C. Oren Renick and Joel Nathan Rosen --
Mortgaging Michael Jordan's Reputation / Jeffrey Lane --
A Precarious Perch : Wilt Chamberlain, Basketball Stardom, and Racial Politics / Gregory J. Kaliss --
Jim Brown : The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of a Cultural Icon / Roberta J. Newman --
Afterword : Sports and the Iron Fist of Myth / Jack Lule.
Responsibility: edited by David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen.

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Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace follows the paths of sports figures who were embraced by the general populace but who, through a variety of circumstances, real or imagined, found themselves falling out of favor with the public. The contributors focus on the roles played by athletes, the media, and fans in describing how once-esteemed popular figures find themselves scorned by the same public that at one time viewed them as heroic, laudable, or otherwise respectable. The book examines a wide range of sports and eras, and includes essays on Barry Bonds, Kirby Puckett, Mike T.

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