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Author Jackson, Robert, 1963 November 22- author.

Title The game is not a game : the power, protest, and politics of American sports / Robert Scoop Jackson.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  796.04 JACKSON    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  796.04 JAC    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  796.044 JACKSON    Check Shelf
Description 217 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Part play-by-play, part op-ed, The Game Is Not a Game is an illuminating and unflinching examination of the good and evil in the sports industry. Liberating and provocative, with sharp wit and generous humor, Jackson's essays explore the role that sports plays in American society and the hypocritical standards by which the athletes are often judged. The Game Is Not a Game is distinctly intended to challenge accepted ideology and to push the boundaries of mainstream sports media beyond the comfort zone. Chapters expose "Our Miseducation of LeBron James," "#ThemToo: The UnRespected Worth of the Woman Athlete," the duplicity of the NFL in its treatment of Colin Kaepernick and the anthem protests, the cultural bias of analytics, and the power of social activism versus the power and politics of professional sports ownership-all from the sharp, savvy, and self-critical perspective of one of the leading voices for social justice in sports media"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction: The "Race" to the Finish -- NFL : The American Hypocrisy -- #THEMTOO : The UnRespected Worth of the Woman Athlete -- White and Woke : The Quiet, Not-So-Risky, but So Necessary Politics of Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr (An Abstract Myth) -- Colin Kaepernick : The Symbol versus the Shield versus the US versus Us -- Ball or Fall : The Re-Characterization of LaVar Ball -- Their Eyes Were Watching a God : Our Miseducation of LeBron James -- Buoyancy Matters -- Formation : An Interview with Jemele Hill -- Illmatic : The NCAA's Fraud Perfection (A Novella) -- #BaseballSoWhite : Making a Curious, Theoretical, Disturbing, Outrageous Case for Jackie Bradley Jr. -- Fake News : The Tricknology of the Great American Sports Argument -- The "Numb" in Numbers : How Analytics Is Becoming the NBA's NewJim Crow -- I (Still) Can't Breathe : Players versus Ownership versus Community and the Politics of Social Activism in American Professional Athletics -- Epilogue: Eddie.
Subject Professional sports -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Sports -- Social aspects -- United States.
Sports -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01130525
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781642590968 paperback
1642590967 paperback
9781642590975 hardcover
1642590975 hardcover
9781642590968 electronic book
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