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Don’t Believe the Hype: The Racial Representation of Mike Tyson in Three Acts

Thabiti Lewis

in Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines race as a factor in the performance of a sports celebrity, using Mike Tyson as a focus. It contends that black athletes were often represented as villains in sport, as shown in ... More


Truth Telling and Justice

karin lofthus carrington and susan griffin

in Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251021
eISBN:
9780520949454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251021.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Justice is often confused with revenge. But if these are linked, as when, for instance, the desire for revenge is satisfied by justice, there are also distinct differences between them, significant ... More


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