Critical Issues in Sport and Society

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Lakota Hoops

Life and Basketball on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Rutgers University Press

In Lakota Hoops, anthropologist Alan Klein looks at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to provide a vivid portrait of how the community uses basketball to assert its tribal identity. He reveals the ways that the game is a filter for traditions, pride, hopes, and tribulations that people experience daily, as well as how it bridges Lakota past, present, and future.

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Sport, Physical Culture, and the Moving Body

Materialisms, Technologies, Ecologies

Rutgers University Press

Sport, Physical Culture, and the Moving Body explores the extent to which the body, when moving about active body spaces (the gymnasium, the ball field, the lab, the running track, the beach, or the stadium) and those places less often connected to physical activity (the home, the street, the classroom, the automobile), is bounded to technologies of life and living, as well as to the political arrangements that seek to capitalize upon such frames of biological vitality. To do so, the authors problematize the rise of active body science (kinesiology, sport and exercise sciences, performance biotechnology) and the effects these scientific interventions have on embodied, lived experience. Sport, Physical Culture, and the Moving Body offers a groundbreaking departure from representationalist tendencies and orthodoxies brought about by the cultural turn in sport and physical cultural studies. It brings the moving body and its physics back into focus: re-centering moving flesh as the locus of social order, environmental change, and the global political economy.

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Sport, Physical Culture, and the Moving Body

Materialisms, Technologies, Ecologies

Rutgers University Press

Sport, Physical Culture, and the Moving Body explores the extent to which the body, when moving about active body spaces (the gymnasium, the ball field, the lab, the running track, the beach, or the stadium) and those places less often connected to physical activity (the home, the street, the classroom, the automobile), is bounded to technologies of life and living, as well as to the political arrangements that seek to capitalize upon such frames of biological vitality. To do so, the authors problematize the rise of active body science (kinesiology, sport and exercise sciences, performance biotechnology) and the effects these scientific interventions have on embodied, lived experience. Sport, Physical Culture, and the Moving Body offers a groundbreaking departure from representationalist tendencies and orthodoxies brought about by the cultural turn in sport and physical cultural studies. It brings the moving body and its physics back into focus: re-centering moving flesh as the locus of social order, environmental change, and the global political economy.

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Kicking Center

Gender and the Selling of Women's Professional Soccer

Rutgers University Press

In Kicking Center, Rachel Allison investigates a women’s soccer league seeking to break into the male-dominated center of U.S. professional sport. Through an examination of the challenges and opportunities identified by those working for and with this league, she demonstrates how gender inequality is both constructed and contested in professional sport.  

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Kicking Center

Gender and the Selling of Women's Professional Soccer

Rutgers University Press

In Kicking Center, Rachel Allison investigates a women’s soccer league seeking to break into the male-dominated center of U.S. professional sport. Through an examination of the challenges and opportunities identified by those working for and with this league, she demonstrates how gender inequality is both constructed and contested in professional sport.  

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No Slam Dunk

Gender, Sport and the Unevenness of Social Change

Rutgers University Press

No Slam Dunk provides important theoretical and empirical insights into the contemporary world of sports to help explain the unevenness of social change and how, despite significant progress, gender equality in sports has been “No Slam Dunk.” 

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