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The Resource Game over : how politics has turned the sports world upside down, Dave Zirin

Game over : how politics has turned the sports world upside down, Dave Zirin

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Game over : how politics has turned the sports world upside down
Title
Game over
Title remainder
how politics has turned the sports world upside down
Statement of responsibility
Dave Zirin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sportscaster Howard Cosell dubbed it "rule number one of the jockocracy": sports and politics just don't mix. But in Game Over, celebrated alt-sportswriter Dave Zirin proves once and for all that politics has breached the modern sports arena with a vengeance. From the NFL lockout and the role of soccer in the Arab Spring to the Penn State sexual abuse scandals and Tim Tebow's on-field genuflections, this timely and hard-hitting new book from the "conscience of American sportswriting" (The Washington Post) reveals how our most important debates about class, race, religion, sex, and the raw quest for political power are played out both on and off the field. Game Over offers new insights and analysis of headline-grabbing sports controversies, exploring the shady side of the NCAA, the explosive 2011 MLB All-Star Game, and why the Dodgers crashed and burned. It covers the fascinating struggles of gay and lesbian athletes to gain acceptance, female athletes to be more than sex symbols, and athletes everywhere to assert their collective bargaining rights as union members. Zirin also illustrates the ways in which athletes are once again using their exalted platforms to speak out and reclaim sports from the corporate interests that have taken it hostage. In Game Over, he cheers the victories but also reflects on how far we have yet to go. Combining brilliant set pieces with a sobering overview of today's sports scene in Zirin's take-no-prisoners style, Game Over is a must read for anyone, sports fan or not, interested in understanding how sports reflect and shape society--and why the stakes have never been higher"--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zirin, Dave
Dewey number
306.4/830973
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706.35
LC item number
.Z56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sports
Label
Game over : how politics has turned the sports world upside down, Dave Zirin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Is your underwear flame retardant" : sexuality and sports
  • "I'm not your child" : racism today in sports
  • Post-game
  • Pre-game
  • Occupy the sports world
  • "You have to be an ultra from within" : soccer and the Arab spring
  • Today's World Cup and Olympics : Invictus in reverse
  • Zombie teams and zombie owners
  • Joe Paterno : death, remembrance, and the wages of sin
  • The NCAA's "whiff of the plantation"
  • Here come Los Suns
Control code
ocn778420075
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781595588159
Lccn
2012040763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021904250
System control number
(OCoLC)778420075
Label
Game over : how politics has turned the sports world upside down, Dave Zirin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Is your underwear flame retardant" : sexuality and sports
  • "I'm not your child" : racism today in sports
  • Post-game
  • Pre-game
  • Occupy the sports world
  • "You have to be an ultra from within" : soccer and the Arab spring
  • Today's World Cup and Olympics : Invictus in reverse
  • Zombie teams and zombie owners
  • Joe Paterno : death, remembrance, and the wages of sin
  • The NCAA's "whiff of the plantation"
  • Here come Los Suns
Control code
ocn778420075
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781595588159
Lccn
2012040763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021904250
System control number
(OCoLC)778420075

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