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Sporting dystopias : the making and meaning of urban sport cultures / edited by Ralph C. Wilcox [and others].

E-book E-book (©2003.)
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 292 pages).
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003.

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  • ISBN: 0791487091
  • ISBN: 9780791487099
  • ISBN: 9780791456699
  • ISBN: 0791456692
  • ISBN: 9780791456705
  • ISBN: 0791456706
  • ISBN: 9781417531226
  • ISBN: 1417531223
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: In place of "race," space : "Basketball in Canada" and the absence of racism / Gamal Abdel-Shehid -- Driving the lane against the Raptor : the production and racialization of (transgressive) subjects on the streets of Toronto / Andrew D. Thornton.
Sport in the city : cultural, economic, and political portraits / Ralph C. Wilcox and David L. Andrews -- Sport and community/communitas / Alan G. Ingham and Mary G. McDonald -- Mediated sports, mayors, and the marketed metropolis / Gene Burd -- Urban(e) statuary times / Synthia Sydnor Slowikowski -- No Christmas dinner : the effect of major sporting events on local homelessness / Robin M. Mathy -- Rounders or Robin Hoods? : questioning the role of the ticket scalper as entertainment outlaw or free market capitalist / Michael F. Atkinson -- Horse racing in Chicago, 1883-1894 : the interplay of class, politics, and organized crime / Steven A. Reiss -- Athletics in the Ward and beyond : neighborhoods, Jews, and sport in Toronto, 1900-1939 / Danny Rosenberg -- Urban sanctuary : youth culture in a recreation drop-in center / Brian Wilson and Phil White -- Researching youth sports programs in a metropolitan setting : essentials of, barriers to, and policy for achieving a comprehensive program / Michael A. Clark -- Soccer, race, and suburban space / David L. Andrews [and others] -- New politics of urban consumption : Hoop Dreams, Clockers, and "America" / C.L. Cole and Samantha King.
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Summary: Annotation Reaching beyond the popular celebration of commercial gains often associated with the proliferation of stadiums, events, and teams in the city, Sporting Dystopias explores the role of sport in the process of community building. Scholars from various fields, including anthropology, cultural studies, history, marketing, media studies, and sociology, examine the cultural, economic, and political interplay of sport and the city. The book systematically challenges the overwhelming claims of sport's benefit to the city as it scrutinizes the various tensions inherent in the relationship. Grounded in economic means, racial and ethnic affiliation, and the contestation for space, sport is seen as precipitating a broad range of human challenges.
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Authors: Wilcox, Ralph C. (Added Author).
Citation: Wilcox, Ralph C. "Sporting dystopias : the making and meaning of urban sport cultures." Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003.
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