Beyond the Cheers

Beyond the Cheers

Race as Spectacle in College Sport

eBook - 2001
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Univ of New York Press
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.

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Anthropologists King (Drake U.) and Springwood (Illinois Wesleyan U) argue that collegiate revenue-producing sports are created as a spectacle in which the races have pre-determined roles. They explain that while Native American are seen largely as empty or distorted images and African Americans are seen as both shining starts and troubled delinquents, white Americans serve as spectators, coaches, administrators, journalists, and athletes, remaining unmarked as racial subjects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2001
ISBN: 9781417500222
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 214 pages)
Additional Contributors: Springwood, Charles Fruehling


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