More Than a Game: Race, Gender, and Politics in Sports

By: Matt Doeden

Sports has never been only about what takes place on the playing field. Matt Doeden explores past and current controversies in a book sure to engage everyone interested in sports, history, and civil rights.

Source notes. Glossary. Selected bibliography. Further reading. Index. Full-color photographs.

ISBN: 9781541540941

JLG Release: Nov 2019


Sensitive Areas: Discrimination, Racism
Topics: Racism in sports , Sex discrimination in sports , Sports and state , Football , Boxing , Track and field , Baseball , Basketball , Tennis , Fencing , Soccer

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Sports are often a reflection of the current social issues facing the U.S. on a daily basis: union laws, work conditions, discrimination, and many others. Doeden covers both contemporary and past inequalities with a sensitive tone; in fact, he acknowledges that he ran this text past a sensitivity reader for input. The chapters are arranged to cover Sports are often a reflection of the current social issues facing the U.S. on a daily basis: union laws, work conditions, discrimination, and many others. Doeden covers both contemporary and past inequalities with a sensitive tone; in fact, he acknowledges that he ran this text past a sensitivity reader for input. The chapters are arranged to cover three different delicate topics: sports and race, gender and equality in sports, and sports and war. In each chapter, a multitude of athletic activities are covered and presented in a linear fashion with plenty of wonderful glossy photos. The author focuses heavily on the African American experience in sports, both historic and contemporary, including the Black Lives Matter movement. However, the chapter for gender and sexuality is a bit lopsided; there is only one transgender woman mentioned, and the longest entry is on a male college football player who came out as gay. Overall, women are not as heavily present as their male counterparts, even in their own chapter. Doeden provides a great deal of back matter, including source notes, a glossary, a selected bibliography, further reading, and an index. There is no way this book could make everyone happy as its topics are so contentious and so broad, but Doeden tries by presenting well-researched and thoughtful facts that serve as a starting point for readers. A worthy purchase that will serve as a good first stop for school projects.

Book Details

ISBN

9781541540941

First Release

November 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

306.4

Trim Size

Page Count

64

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

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Level

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Millbrook Press

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Discrimination, Racism

Topics

Racism in sports, Sex discrimination in sports, Sports and state, Football, Boxing, Track and field, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Fencing, Soccer,

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