Race, power & American sports : featuring Dave Zirin / a Media Education Foundation Production ; producers, Sut Jhally and Jeremy Earp ; editors, Sut Jhally and Jason Young ; director of photograpy, Daniel Mar racino ; additional camera, Andrew Killoy ; production assistants, Sarah Marmon and Will Hird ; motion graphics, Tom Pappalardo.

Contributor(s): Jhally, Sut | Zirin, Dave | Kanopy (Firm)Publisher number: 1086461 | KanopyLanguage: eng Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014Description: 1 online resource (1 video file, 67 min.)Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): Discrimination in sports -- United States | Race discrimination -- United States | Sports -- Social aspects -- United States | Sports -- United StatesGenre/Form: Documentary films. Online resources: A Kanopy streaming video | Cover Image In: Media Education Foundation CollectionSummary: Cultural historian Dave Zirin, whose influential blog and bestselling books have offered searing insights into the politics of American sports, examines the myriad ways sports culture has worked both to reproduce and challenge the wider culture's dominant ideas about race and racial difference. Interviewed by Communication scholar Sut Jhally, whose own work has sought to clarify the relationship between popular culture and racial attitudes, Zirin's analysis ranges from the emergence of professional sports in the 1800s to today's commercial media sports spectacles to show how athletes of color have posed a direct threat to traditional notions of whiteness, white male authority, and American ideals of masculinity. The film is richly illustrated throughout with archival and contemporary sports footage.
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Cultural historian Dave Zirin, whose influential blog and bestselling books have offered searing insights into the politics of American sports, examines the myriad ways sports culture has worked both to reproduce and challenge the wider culture's dominant ideas about race and racial difference. Interviewed by Communication scholar Sut Jhally, whose own work has sought to clarify the relationship between popular culture and racial attitudes, Zirin's analysis ranges from the emergence of professional sports in the 1800s to today's commercial media sports spectacles to show how athletes of color have posed a direct threat to traditional notions of whiteness, white male authority, and American ideals of masculinity. The film is richly illustrated throughout with archival and contemporary sports footage.

Grade 9+

Higher education.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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