Revolt of the White Athlete: Race, Media and the Emergence of Extreme Athletes in America by Kyle KuszRevolt of the White Athlete: Race, Media and the Emergence of Extreme Athletes in America by Kyle Kusz

Revolt of the White Athlete: Race, Media and the Emergence of Extreme Athletes in America

byKyle Kusz

Paperback | January 11, 2007

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Informed by whiteness studies, Kyle Kusz’s groundbreaking book examines the role that sport discourses play in reproducing a central, normative, and superior position for white masculinity in American culture and society at the turn of the twenty-first century. Specifically, Kusz illuminates how the American sports media – through cover stories detailing the so-called disappearance of the white (male) athlete in American sports or the rise of extreme sports – produced a set of contradictory images of white masculinity as victimized and unprivileged, yet superior and squarely centered in American culture, that shaped and were shaped by a broader cultural struggle to re-secure white male privilege.
The Author: Kyle W. Kusz is Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. He earned his Ph.D. in the socio-cultural study of sport and physical activity, as well as a graduate minor in cultural studies and interpretive research, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has written on t...
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Title:Revolt of the White Athlete: Race, Media and the Emergence of Extreme Athletes in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.06 × 6.3 × 0.68 inPublished:January 11, 2007Publisher:Peter Lang Inc., International Academic PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820472514

ISBN - 13:9780820472515

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