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Fame to infamy [electronic resource] : race, sport, and the fall from grace / edited by David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen.

Contributor(s): Ogden, David C | Rosen, Joel Nathan, 1961-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 206 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781604737523 (electronic bk.); 1604737522 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sports -- United States | Athletes -- United States -- Public opinion | Sports -- Social aspects | Sports -- Moral and ethical aspects | Racism in sports | Athletes | Moral and ethical aspects | Public opinion | Social aspects | Sports | United States | Sport & Recreation | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Essays | SPORTS & RECREATION -- History | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Reference | GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- SportsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fame to infamy.DDC classification: 796.089 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Foreword: The Power of Nine; Introduction: Thoughts on Fame and Infamy; Barry Bonds: Of Passion and Hostility; Kirby Puckett: A Middle American Tragedy; Don't Believe the Hype: The Racial Representation of Mike Tyson in Three Acts; Lost in Translation: Voice, Masculinity, Race, and the 1998 Home Run Chase; Branch Rickey: Moral Capitalist; Inextricably Linked: Joe Louis and Max Schmeling Revisited; Mortgaging Michael Jordan's Reputation; A Precarious Perch: Wilt Chamberlain, Basketball Stardom, and Racial Politics.
Summary: 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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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Acknowledgments; Foreword: The Power of Nine; Introduction: Thoughts on Fame and Infamy; Barry Bonds: Of Passion and Hostility; Kirby Puckett: A Middle American Tragedy; Don't Believe the Hype: The Racial Representation of Mike Tyson in Three Acts; Lost in Translation: Voice, Masculinity, Race, and the 1998 Home Run Chase; Branch Rickey: Moral Capitalist; Inextricably Linked: Joe Louis and Max Schmeling Revisited; Mortgaging Michael Jordan's Reputation; A Precarious Perch: Wilt Chamberlain, Basketball Stardom, and Racial Politics.

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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