Commodified and Criminalized: New Racism and African by David J. Leonard

By David J. Leonard

Commodified and Criminalized examines the centrality of game to discussions of racial ideologies and racist practices within the twenty first century. It disputes favourite refrains of racial development, arguing that athletes take a seat in a contradictory place masked by means of the logics of latest racism and dominant white racial frames. individuals speak about athletes starting from Tiger Woods and Serena Williams to Freddy Adu and Shani Davis.Through dynamic case reports, Commodified and Criminalized unpacks the dialog among black athletes and colorblind discourse, whereas demanding the assumptions of up to date activities tradition. The members during this provocative assortment push the dialog past the taking part in box and past the racial panorama of activities tradition to discover the connections among activities representations and a broader historical past of racialized violence.

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So you are—that’s why you are America’s son. Tiger Woods: Yes. Oprah Winfrey: You are America’s son. (Oprah Winfrey Show, April 24, 1997) With Oprah’s designation and the ascending understanding of Woods and the nation as multicultural hybrids in the background, Woods lends authenticity to the imaginary moment by listing his multicultural qualifications. Conjuring up America’s fantasy continuum (marked by a past in which the world had come to America and a present in which America had become the world), Woods locates himself: Tiger Woods: Yeah.

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