Darwin's Athletes: How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race

3.69 avg rating
( 32 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780395822920: Darwin's Athletes: How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race

DARWIN'S ATHLETES focuses on society's fixation with black athletic achievement. Hoberman argues that this obsession has come to play a troubling role in African American life and our country's race relations. Rich, flamboyant superstars lend credence to age-old prejudices, recycled "scientific" theories denigrating black intelligence, and stereotypes of black violence. This portrayal of black identity encourages a disdain for academic achievement already too widespread among black males. Darwin's Athletes is a powerful indictment of modern sport's racial spectacle.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Darwin's Athletes zeroes in on our society's fixation on black athletic achievement. John Hoberman compellingly argues that this obsession - one shared by both blacks and whites in the media, in corporate America, and even by athletes themselves - has come to play a disastrous role in African-American life and a troubling role in our country's race relations. The sports fixation originates in the painful century-long exclusion of blacks from every other path to high achievement. The scarcity of other kinds of "race heroes" has conferred messianic status on the most popular black athletes, fostering a delusion of integration while contributing to deep social divisions. Ironically, Hoberman argues, the decline of European empires and the rise of the black athlete helped to preserve rather than undermine the inferior status of nonwhites.

About the Author:

Hoberman, the author of Mortal Engines: The Science of Performance and Dehumanization of Sport, lives in Austin, Texas.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hoberman, John
Published by Mariner Books (2017)
ISBN 10: 0395822920 ISBN 13: 9780395822920
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0395822920

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hoberman, John
Published by Mariner Books 11/3/1997 (1997)
ISBN 10: 0395822920 ISBN 13: 9780395822920
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books 11/3/1997, 1997. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Darwin's Athletes: How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780395822920

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

John M. Hoberman
Published by Cengage Learning, Inc (1998)
ISBN 10: 0395822920 ISBN 13: 9780395822920
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cengage Learning, Inc, 1998. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780395822920

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

John Hoberman
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0395822920 ISBN 13: 9780395822920
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 384 pages. DARWINS ATHLETES focuses on societys fixation with black athletic achievement. Hoberman argues that this obsession has come to play a troubling role in African American life and our countrys race relations. Rich, flamboyant superstars lend credence to age-old prejudices, recycled scientific theories denigrating black intelligence, and stereotypes of black violence. This portrayal of black identity encourages a disdain for academic achievement already too widespread among black males. Darwins Athletes is a powerful indictment of modern sports racial spectacle. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780395822920

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

John Hoberman
Published by Mariner Books (1997)
ISBN 10: 0395822920 ISBN 13: 9780395822920
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0395822920

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

John Hoberman
Published by Cengage Learning, Inc, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0395822920 ISBN 13: 9780395822920
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cengage Learning, Inc, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. DARWIN S ATHLETES focuses on society s fixation with black athletic achievement. Hoberman argues that this obsession has come to play a troubling role in African American life and our country s race relations. Rich, flamboyant superstars lend credence to age-old prejudices, recycled scientific theories denigrating black intelligence, and stereotypes of black violence. This portrayal of black identity encourages a disdain for academic achievement already too widespread among black males. Darwin s Athletes is a powerful indictment of modern sport s racial spectacle. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780395822920

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

John Hoberman
Published by Cengage Learning, Inc, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0395822920 ISBN 13: 9780395822920
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cengage Learning, Inc, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.DARWIN S ATHLETES focuses on society s fixation with black athletic achievement. Hoberman argues that this obsession has come to play a troubling role in African American life and our country s race relations. Rich, flamboyant superstars lend credence to age-old prejudices, recycled scientific theories denigrating black intelligence, and stereotypes of black violence. This portrayal of black identity encourages a disdain for academic achievement already too widespread among black males. Darwin s Athletes is a powerful indictment of modern sport s racial spectacle. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780395822920

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

John Hoberman
ISBN 10: 0395822920 ISBN 13: 9780395822920
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780395822920_ing

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Hoberman, John
Published by Mariner Books (1997)
ISBN 10: 0395822920 ISBN 13: 9780395822920
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780395822920

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

John Hoberman
Published by Mariner Books (1997)
ISBN 10: 0395822920 ISBN 13: 9780395822920
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0395822920

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book