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Reconstructing fame [electronic resource] : sport, race, and evolving reputations / 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, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 140 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781617030444 (electronic bk.); 1617030449 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Racism in sports -- United States -- History | Athletes -- United States -- Public opinion | Public opinion -- United States | Athletes | History | Public opinion | Racism in sports | United States | Sport & Recreation | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Essays | SPORTS & RECREATION -- History | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Reference | GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports | �Offentliche Meinung | Sportler | Rassendiskriminierung | Schwarze | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reconstructing fame.DDC classification: 796/.089 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: 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 twentieth-century athletes whose careers were affected by racism and whose post-career reputations have improved as society's understanding of race changed. Contributors attempt to clarify the sto.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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 twentieth-century athletes whose careers were affected by racism and whose post-career reputations have improved as society's understanding of race changed. Contributors attempt to clarify the sto.

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