Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Reconstructing Fame: Spor... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: *Withdrawn library backup copy in EXCEPTIONAL condition, appears to have never been used, in exceptional condition; It does have the customary library collection stamps/stickers. Ships immediately directly from an amazon warehouse.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations Hardcover – September 22, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-1604730913 ISBN-10: 1604730919

Buy New
Price: $65.00
6 New from $65.00 16 Used from $25.16
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$65.00
$65.00 $25.16
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Hero Quick Promo
Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now
$65.00 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations includes essays on Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Curt Flood, Paul Robeson, Jim Thorpe, Bill Russell, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos. The essayists in this volume write about twentieth-century athletes whose careers were affected by racism and whose post-career reputations have improved as society's understanding of race changed. Contributors attempt to clarify the stories of these sports stars and their places as twentieth-century icons by analyzing the various myths that surround them.

When media, fans, sports leagues, and the athletes themselves commemorate sports legends, shifts in popular perceptions often serve to obscure an athlete's role in history. Such revisions can lack coherence and trivialize the efforts of some legendary competitors and those associated with them. Adding racial tensions to this process further complicates the task of preserving the valuable achievements of key players.

With contributions by
--Prosper Godonoo
--Urla Hill
--C. Richard King
--David J. Leonard
--Jack Lule
--Murry Nelson
--David C. Ogden
--Robert W. Reising
--Joel Nathan Rosen

From the Inside Flap

How yesterday's villains are redeemed and what that redemption means to today's athletes
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations
This item: Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations
Price: $65.00
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com