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Title Sport and postmodern times / edited by Genevieve Rail.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 1998.

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Series SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations
SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations.
Subject Sports -- Sociological aspects.
Physical education and training -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Rail, Genevieve, 1958-
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 399 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Postmodernism and the possibilities for writing "vital" sports texts / Toni Bruce -- "How do you warm-up for a stretch class?": sub/in/di/verting hegemonic shoves toward sport / Nate Kohn and Synthia Sydnor -- Born-again sport: ethics in biographical research / Robert Rinehart -- Representing black masculinity and urban possibilities: racism, realism, and Hoop dreams / Cheryl L. Cole and Samantha King -- Lesbians and locker rooms: the subjective experiences of lesbians in sport / Caroline Fusco -- Colonizing the feminine: Nike's intersections of postfeminism and hyperconsumption / Melisse R. Lafrance -- Seismography of the postmodern condition: three theses on the implosion of sport / Genevieve Rail -- Sex, lies, and videotape: the political and cultural economies of celebrity fitness videos / Margaret MacNeill -- Excavating Michael Jordan: notes on a critical pedagogy of sporting representation / David Andrews -- Baudrillard, "Amerique," and the hyperreal World Cup / Steve Redhead -- Instrumental rationalization of human movement: an archeological approach / Jacques Gleyse -- Addiction, exercise, and cyborgs: technologies of deviant bodies / Cheryl L. Cole -- Post-sport: transgressing boundaries in physical culture / Brian Pronger -- In search of the sports bar: masculinity, alcohol, sports, and the mediation of public space / Lawrence A. Wenner -- Rap and dialectical relations: culture, subculture, power, and counter-power / Nancy Midol -- Hassiba Boulmerka and Islamic green: international sports, cultural differences, and their postmodern interpretation / William J. Morgan -- (Ir)relevant ring: the symbolic consumption of the Olympic logo in postmodern media culture / Rob VanWynsberghe and Ian Ritchie.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book provides critical insight into the questions of race, gender, sexuality, and locality in sport and society. Topics discussed include postmodern sport writing; sport and the postmodern deconstruction of gender and sexuality; virtual sport and the postmodern mediascape; discipline, normalization, rationalization, surveillance, panopticism, and other forms of power used to "invest" postmodern sporting bodies; and new perspectives on sport and physical culture, consumer culture, and postmodern geography.
ISBN 0585060843 (electronic bk.)
9780585060842 (electronic bk.)
0791439259
0791439267
OCLC # 42855427
Additional Format Print version: Sport and postmodern times. Albany : State University of New York Press, 1998 0791439259 (DLC) 97050231 (OCoLC)38061661
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction 
Pt. IPostmodern Sports Writing and the Transgression of Boundaries 
 1Postmodernism and the Possibilities for Writing "Vital" Sports Texts / Toni Bruce3
 2"How Do You Warm-Up for a Stretch Class?": Sub/In/Di/verting Hegemonic Shoves Toward Sport / Nate Kohn, Synthia Sydnor21
 3Born-Again Sport: Ethics in Biographical Research / Robert Rinehart33
Pt. IISport and the Postmodern (De)construction of Gender 
 4Representing Black Masculinity and Urban Possibilities: Racism, Realism, and Hoop Dreams / Cheryl L. Cole, Samantha King49
 5Lesbians and Locker Rooms: The Subjective Experiences of Lesbians in Sport / Caroline Fusco87
 6Colonizing the Feminine: Nike's Intersections of Postfeminism and Hyperconsumption / Melisse R. Lafrance117
Pt. IIIVirtual Sport, Representation, and the Postmodern Mediascape 
 7Seismography of the Postmodern Condition: Three Theses on the Implosion of Sport / Genevieve Rail143
 8Sex, Lies, and Videotape: The Political and Cultural Economies of Celebrity Fitness Videos / Margaret MacNeill163
 9Excavating Michael Jordan: Notes on a Critical Pedagogy of Sporting Representation / David Andrews185
 10Baudrillard, "Amerique," and the Hyperreal World Cup / Steve Redhead221
Pt. IVSport and Postmodern Body Invaders 
 11Instrumental Rationalization of Human Movement: An Archeological Approach / Jacques Gleyse239
 12Addiction, Exercise, and Cyborgs: Technologies of Deviant Bodies / Cheryl L. Cole261
 13Post-Sport: Transgressing Boundaries in Physical Culture / Brian Pronger277
Pt. VPhysical Culture, Consumer Culture, and Postmodern Geography 
 14In Search of the Sports Bar: Masculinity, Alcohol, Sports, and the Mediation of Public Space / Lawrence A. Wenner301
 15Rap and Dialectical Relations: Culture, Subculture, Power, and Counter-Power / Nancy Midol333
 16Hassiba Boulmerka and Islamic Green: International Sports, Cultural Differences, and Their Postmodern Interpretation / William J. Morgan345
 17(Ir)Relevant Ring: The Symbolic Consumption of the Olympic Logo in Postmodern Media Culture / Rob VanWynsberghe, Ian Ritchie367
 Contributors385
 Index389


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