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Black Power: International Politics and the Revolt of the Black Athlete

Damion L. Thomas

in Globetrotting: African American Athletes and Cold War Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037177
eISBN:
9780252094293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037177.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter investigates the shifting political landscape after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act as African American athletes increasingly began to use sport to challenge continued ... More


Of Fists and Feathers: The Modern Olympic Games

Kathryn T. McClymond

in Ritual Gone Wrong: What We Learn from Ritual Disruption

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199790913
eISBN:
9780199369515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790913.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews several “misperformances” in Olympic opening and victory ceremonies in the modern Olympic Games. Many of these disruptions were intentional, designed by athletes to draw public ... More


Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations

David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730913
eISBN:
9781617030444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730913.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book includes chapters on Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Curt Flood, Paul Robeson, Jim Thorpe, Bill Russell, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos. The chapters here talk about twentieth-century ... More


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