After Artest

The NBA and the Assault on Blackness

Author: David J. Leonard

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438442076

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 4517

Explores how the NBA moved to govern black players and the expression of blackness after the “Palace Brawl” of 2004.
Posted in Social Science

Football, Culture and Power

Author: David J. Leonard,Kimberly B. George,Wade Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317410882

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 298

View: 5732

What does it mean when a hit that knocks an American football player unconscious is cheered by spectators? What are the consequences of such violence for the participants of this sport and for the entertainment culture in which it exists? This book brings together scholars and sport commentators to examine the relationship between American football, violence and the larger relations of power within contemporary society. From high school and college to the NFL, Football, Culture, and Power analyses the social, political and cultural imprint of America’s national pastime. The NFL’s participation in and production of hegemonic masculinity, alongside its practices of racism, sexism, heterosexism and ableism, provokes us to think deeply about the historical and contemporary systems of violence we are invested in and entertained by. This social scientific analysis of American football considers both the positive and negative power of the game, generating discussion and calling for accountability. It is fascinating reading for all students and scholars of sports studies with an interest in American football and the wider social impact of sport.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Commodified and Criminalized

New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports

Author: David J. Leonard,C. Richard King, Washington State University

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442206793

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 6956

Commodified and Criminalized examines the centrality of sport to discussions of racial ideologies and racist practices in the 21st century. It disputes familiar refrains of racial progress, arguing that athletes sit in a contradictory position masked by the logics of new racism and dominant white racial frames. Contributors discuss athletes ranging from Tiger Woods and Serena Williams to Freddy Adu and Shani Davis.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Sporting Rhetoric

Performance, Games, and Politics

Author: Barry Brummett

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433104282

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

View: 1703

Millions of people around the world are engaged in sports and games. This volume studies the ways in which engagement is performed in popular culture. We do not just watch football – we perform by being a fan. NBA players do not simply run up and down the court. Instead, on and off the court they perform certain roles, many informed by hip hop culture. Such performances are rhetorical: they manage attitudes, behaviors, and predispositions, influencing the distribution of power. Competitive hot dog eaters, bull riding, and Mexican wrestlers are some of the other sports and games covered by the contributors. The book is unique in bringing together the three themes of sports and games, performance, and the rhetoric of popular culture, and is relevant for both scholarly use and classroom adoption in courses ranging from sport and society, rhetoric, composition, persuasion and argument, and popular culture.
Posted in Social Science

Beer, Babes, and Balls

Masculinity and Sports Talk Radio

Author: David Nylund

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791479420

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 9700

Looks at contemporary sports talk radio and its relations to both traditional and newer forms of masculinity.
Posted in Social Science

The Metrosexual

Gender, Sexuality, and Sport

Author: David Coad

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791474105

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 1810

Explores the cultural significance of the metrosexual in sports.
Posted in Social Science

Georgian Geographies

Essays on Space, Place and Landscape in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Miles Ogborn,Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719065101

Category: Art

Page: 220

View: 5206

This text provides an interdisciplinary examination of the geographical nature of culture and society in 18th-century Britain and the British world. The book's introduction identifies the key areas of study as the geographical constitution of empire, the Enlightenment and the public sphere. These themes are explored by examining the connections between space, place and landscape in the 18th century in relation to the emergent empire in the Caribbean and north-west America, and Britain itself. Under consideration are topics such as landscape art, London's art world, geography books, mapping, the geography of erotic fiction, provincial science and the production of domestic space in the early English novel. This collection offers substantial empirical evidence and should be a valuable contribution to 18th-century studies for research and teaching staff, postgraduates and advanced undergraduate students in geography, history, literary studies, the history of art, postcolonial studies and the history of science.
Posted in Art

New Day in Babylon

The Black Power Movement and American Culture, 1965-1975

Author: William L. Van Deburg

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226847153

Category: History

Page: 377

View: 1464

The most comprehensive account available of the rise and fall of the Black Power Movement and of its dramatic transformation of both African-American and larger American culture. With a gift for storytelling and an ear for street talk, William Van Deburg chronicles a decade of deep change, from the armed struggles of the Black Panther party to the cultural nationalism of artists and writers creating a new aesthetic. Van Deburg contends that although its tactical gains were sometimes short-lived, the Black Power movement did succeed in making a revolution—one in culture and consciousness—that has changed the context of race in America. "New Day in Babylon is an extremely intelligent synthesis, a densely textured evocation of one of American history's most revolutionary transformations in ethnic group consciousness."—Bob Blauner, New York Times Winner of the Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Award, 1993
Posted in History

Screens Fade to Black

Contemporary African American Cinema

Author: David J. Leonard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275983611

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

View: 438

Examines how African American directors have depicted racial issues since the mid-90s, revealing the ways in which they both consciously avoid and sometimes utilize racial stereotypes.
Posted in Performing Arts

The Complete CPA Reference

Author: Nick A. Dauber,Jae K. Shim,Joel G. Siegel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118237617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

View: 8099

The newly updated fast-reference problem solver The Complete CPA Desk Reference—the convenient, comprehensive reference professionals have relied on for nearly fifteen years—is now updated in a new Fifth Edition to give today's busy executives and accountants the helpful information they need in a quick-reference format. Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb for solving day-to-day accounting issues, the new edition helps you quickly pinpoint what to look for, what to watch out for, what to do, and how to do it. In an easy-to-use Q & A format, it covers such useful topics as IFRS standards, internal control over financial reporting financial measures, ratios, and procedures. Includes complete coverage of the Risk Assessment Auditing Standards and Standards of the PCAOB Incorporates Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) throughout the book Adds new chapters on professional ethics and quality controls for CPA firms Features a new section on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Packed with checklists, samples, and worked-out solutions to a variety of accounting problems, this reliable reference tool is a powerful companion for the complex, ever-changing world of accounting.
Posted in Business & Economics

Visual Economies Of/in Motion: Sport and Film

Author: C. Richard King,David J. Leonard

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820478524

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 274

View: 9832

Posted in Literary Collections

Sport and Work

Author: Bero Rigauer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780231052009

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 613

Faster, higher, stronger, said Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympic Games. And since 1896, whenever each Olympiad has convened, that motto has been realized. This book argues that the pressure exerted upon athletes for faster, higher, stronger performances has dehumanized the athlete.
Posted in History

As If!

The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew

Author: Jen Chaney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476799091

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7599

Will we ever get tired of Clueless? Ugh, as if! Acclaimed pop culture journalist Jen Chaney celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the classic film’s release in the first book of its kind, weaving together original interviews with writer and director Amy Heckerling; key cast members, including Alicia Silverstone (Cher), Paul Rudd (Josh), Stacey Dash (Dionne), Donald Faison (Murray), Elisa Donovan (Amber), Wallace Shawn (Mr. Hall), Twink Caplan (Ms. Geist and associate producer); and other crucial Clueless players like costume designer Mona May, casting director Marcia Ross, director of photography Bill Pope, former Paramount chairwoman Sherry Lansing, and many more. Cast and crew also pay heartfelt tribute to the late Brittany Murphy, who lit up the screen as Cher’s protégée, Tai. Chaney explores the influence of Jane Austen’s Emma as the unlikely framework for Heckerling’s script, the rigorous casting process (including the future stars who didn’t make the cut), the functional yet fashion-forward wardrobe, the unique slang that drew from the past and coined new phrases for the future, the sun-drenched soundtrack that set the tone, and—above all—the massive amount of work, creativity, and craft that went into making Clueless look so effortlessly bright and glossy. As If! illuminates why plaid skirts and knee socks will never go out of style, and why Clueless remains one of the most beloved comedies of all time.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Obamas

Author: Jodi Kantor

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 031619347X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 528

View: 843

When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to her fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as normal and sane as possible. Then they moved in. In the Obamas, Jodi Kantor takes us deep inside the White House as they try to grapple with their new roles, change the country, raise children, maintain friendships, and figure out what it means to be the first black President and First Lady. Filled with riveting detail and insight into their partnership, emotions and personalities, and written with a keen eye for the ironies of public life, THE OBAMAS is an intimate portrait that will surprise even readers who thought they knew the President and First Lady.
Posted in Family & Relationships

The Passion of Tiger Woods

An Anthropologist Reports on Golf, Race, and Celebrity Scandal

Author: Orin Starn

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822352109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 8731

This book examines the career of Tiger Woods, from child star to global sports celebrity. Starn shows that while the scandal following the revelation of Tiger's infidelities was like many similar media-generated scandals of recent years, by examining the way Woods was seen afterwards, we can learn a lot about race and sex in contemporary America.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Digital Wars

Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet

Author: Charles Arthur

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749472049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 5176

The first time that Apple, Google and Microsoft found themselves sharing the same digital space was 1998. They were radically different companies and they would subsequently fight a series of pitched battles for control of different parts of the digital landscape. They could not know of the battles to come. But they would be world-changing. This new edition of Digital Wars looks at each of these battles in turn. Accessible and comprehensive, it analyses the very different cultures of the three companies and assesses exactly who are the victors on each front. Thoroughly updated to include information on the latest developments and rising competitors Samsung, it also include a completely new chapter on how China moved from being the assembly plant for music players and smartphones, to becoming the world's biggest smartphone business.
Posted in Business & Economics

Public Private Partnerships in Education

New Actors and Modes of Governance in a Globalizing World

Author: Susan Robertson,Karen Mundy,Antoni Verger

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857930699

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 1419

'Far from simply being a form of cost sharing between the "state" and the "market," PPP has been celebrated by some, and condemned by others, as the champion of change in the new millennium. This book has been written by the best minds in education policy, political economy, and development studies. They convincingly argue that public private partnership represents a new mode of governance that ranges from covert support of the private sector (vouchers, subsidies) to overt collaboration with corporate actors in the rapidly growing education industry. The analyses are simply brilliant and indispensable for understanding how and why this particular best/worst practice went global.' – Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Columbia University, New York, US This insightful book brings together both academics and researchers from a variety of international organizations and aid agencies to explore the complexities of public private partnerships (PPPs) as a resurgent, hybrid mode of educational governance that operates across scales, from the community to the global. The contributors expertly study the different types of partnership arrangements and thoroughly critique the value of PPPs. Some chapters explore how PPPs, as a policy idea, have been constructed in transnational agendas for educational development and circulated globally, whilst other chapters explores the role and implications of PPPs in developing countries, providing arguments for and against an expanding reliance on PPPs in national educational systems. The theoretical framing of the book draws upon leading theories of international relations to develop a unique perspective on the global governance of education. It will prove insightful for both scholars and policymakers in public policy and education.
Posted in Education

The Cultural Impact of Kanye West

Author: Julius Bailey

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137599057

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 973

The ability of popular art to offer societal critiques and challenge received ideas has been recognized throughout history. Through rap and hip-hop, composers, singers, and entertainers have recently provided a voice questioning and challenging the sanctioned view of the times. This book offers an in-depth reading of the works and cultural impact of Kanye West. Looking at the moral and social implications of West's words, images, and music in the broader context of Western civilization's preconceived ideas, the contributors consider how West both challenges religious and moral norms and propagates them.
Posted in Social Science

Beyond the Cheers

Race as Spectacle in College Sport

Author: C. Richard King,Charles Fruehling Springwood

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791450055

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 5547

From mascots to half-time shows to media coverage, Beyond the Cheers critically and honestly assesses the role of race in big time college sports.
Posted in Education

Out of Play

Critical Essays on Gender and Sport

Author: Michael A. Messner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791479781

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1728

A revealing look at gender issues in contemporary sport.
Posted in Social Science