What's My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in United States

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011 - 396 עמודים
In Whats My Name, Fool? sports writer Dave Zirin shows how sports express the worst - and at times the most creative, exciting, and political - features of our society. Zirins sharp and insightful commentary on the personalities, politics, and history of American sports is unlike any sports writing being done today. Zirin explores how NBA brawls highlight tensions beyond the arena, how the bold stances taken by sports unions can chart a path for the entire labor movement, and the unexplored political stirrings of a new generation of athletes who are no longer content to just ''play one game at a time.'' Whats My Name, Fool? draws on original interviews with former heavyweight champ George Foreman, Olympic athlete John Carlos, NBA player and anti-death penalty activist Etan Thomas, antiwar womens college hoopster Toni Smith, Olympic Project for Human Rights leader Lee Evans and many others. It also unearths a history of athletes ranging from Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali to Billie Jean King, who charted a new course through their athletic ability and their outspoken views.

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LibraryThing Review

ביקורת משתמש  - spoko - LibraryThing

Basically this is a collection of entries from Dave Zirin's The Edge of Sports column. Which, for those of you who (like myself) had never heard of it, is apparently a sports column with a progressive ... קרא סקירה מלאה

LibraryThing Review

ביקורת משתמש  - beau.p.laurence - LibraryThing

I've always moved to the hard left, and (like many of my fellow activists) thought pro sports were bastions of bulk and bunk, not brains and social justice bravery. But this book opened my eyes beyond ... קרא סקירה מלאה


It All Starts With Lester Rodney CHAPTER TWO Jackie Robinson and the Politics of Stealing xviii INTRODUCTION SportsAn Offer We Cant Refuse
Rumble Young Man Rumble Muhammad
The 1968 Olympics Raise the Bar
We Really Just Hate to Lose Unions
In the Shadow of Ali Sports War
Gone with the Wind? Sports Racism
Taking Care of TCB Sports Sexism
Games That Bosses Play
We Are the Greatest 304 CHAPTER TEN Stir of Echoes A New Sporting Resistance?
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