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Basketball Jones

America above the Rim

Basketball Jones( )
Editor: Boyd, Todd
Shropshire, Kenneth L.
Contribution by: Early, Gerald
Peterson, James
Rayl, Susan J.
Houck, Davis W.
Conrad, Mark
Ogletree, Charles J.
Smith, Earl
Daulatzi, Sohail
Platt, Larry
Green, Tina Sloan
Alexander, Alpha
McPherson, Tara
Baker, Aaron
ISBN:978-0-8147-1316-7
Publication Date:Sep 2000
Publisher:New York University Press
Imprint:NYU Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $28.00
Book Description:

It began with Magic, Bird, and Dr. J. Then came Michael. The Dream Team. The WNBA. And, most recently, "Spree" Latrell Sprewell--American Dream or American Nightmare?--the embodiment of everything many believe is wrong--and others believe is exciting--about the game. Today, despite the NBA strike, despite home run derbies, despite football's headlock on network television ratings, despite the much-heralded return of baseball, basketball has assumed a role in American culture...
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Book Details
Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Sports & Recreation / Basketball
Sports & Recreation / Cultural & Social Aspects
Sports & Recreation / Business Aspects
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:0.76 Pounds
Author Biography
(Editor)
Cornell University graduate Gerald Early is an essayist and professor at Washington University.

Early was the director of African and Afro-American studies at Washington University and the director of the American Culture Studies Program. He was also named the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in Arts and Sciences.

His essays have been included in Harpers, The New Republic, and Hungry Mind Review. His books include One Nation Under a Groove: Motown and American Culture, Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity and Ambivalence of Assimilation, and Body Language: Writers on Sport. Early received the National Book Critics Circle Award for his book The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Literature, Prizefighting, and Modern American Culture.

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