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After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness (Suny Series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations (Paperback)) Paperback – May 1, 2012

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In After Artest, David Leonard confirms why he is one of the sharpest minds writing about race and sports in America today. Race is serious business and no one understands better than Leonard how that extends to the arenas and stadiums that have long been the site of confrontation between black bodies and spectators. Mark Anthony Neal, author of New Black Man
David Leonard offers an incisive analysis of race, in a league defined by race, thus adding meaningful dialogue and a sharp perspective to conversations about the ever-evolving image of the NBA in the post-Jordan era. Though haters will undoubtedly try to call a technical foul, Leonard goes hard in the paint nonetheless, shining another light on the always complicated racial politics that continue to inform the game of basketball. Dr. Todd Boyd, the Katherine and Frank Price Endowed Chair for the Study of Race and Popular Culture in the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
The power of the event is that it changes everything. So it is, David Leonard demonstrates in After Artest, in the post-Palace NBA. When Ron Artest went into the stands in the Palace of Auburn Hills in that fateful game in 2004, he not only subjected himself to unprecedented punishment, he also altered the entire discourse of race in the NBA. After Artest offers a critique not only of the NBA s new modes of policing blackness, but it brings to light and to life that combustible encounter between new racism and postracism in contemporary America. Racial politics, sociology, the nasty underside of America s history, and sport are brought together forcefully by Leonard in After Artest. Grant Farred, author of What s My Name? Black Vernacular Intellectuals and Long Distance Love: A Passion for Football
After Artest breathes new life into the critical scholarship on sporting-based racial representation, and that of the NBA more specifically, by fleshing out the key political sites and struggles of thes

if you re like most fans of basketball, it s just also the case that you re not typically thinking about whether you re watching the largest, most indelible symbol of systematic racial oppression in America but you are. Or so says David J. Leonard, approximately, in this startlingly thorough scope of zeitgeist, for the western nation so sprawling and divided it can hardly be called one [a] superb book. "Newcity Lit"
In "After Artest," David Leonard confirms why he is one of the sharpest minds writing about race and sports in America today. Race is serious business and no one understands better than Leonard how that extends to the arenas and stadiums that have long been the site of confrontation between black bodies and spectators. Mark Anthony Neal, author of "New Black Man"
David Leonard offers an incisive analysis of race, in a league defined by race, thus adding meaningful dialogue and a sharp perspective to conversations about the ever-evolving image of the NBA in the post-Jordan era. Though haters will undoubtedly try to call a technical foul, Leonard goes hard in the paint nonetheless, shining another light on the always complicated racial politics that continue to inform the game of basketball. Dr. Todd Boyd, the Katherine and Frank Price Endowed Chair for the Study of Race and Popular Culture in the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
The power of the event is that it changes everything. So it is, David Leonard demonstrates in "After Artest," in the post-Palace NBA. When Ron Artest went into the stands in the Palace of Auburn Hills in that fateful game in 2004, he not only subjected himself to unprecedented punishment, he also altered the entire discourse of race in the NBA. "After Artest" offers a critique not only of the NBA s new modes of policing blackness, but it brings to light and to life that combustible encounter between new racism and postracism in contemporary America. Racial politics, sociology, the nasty underside of America s history, and sport are brought together forcefully by Leonard in "After Artest." Grant Farred, author of "What s My Name? Black Vernacular Intellectuals and Long Distance Love: A Passion for Football"
"After Artest" breathes new life into the critical scholarship on sporting-based racial representation, and that of the NBA more specifically, by fleshing out the key political sites and struggles of the post-Artest moment. Leonard s combination of rigorous empirical command and nuanced theoretical interpretation generates a compelling and insightful analysis. David L. Andrews, editor of "Michael Jordan, Inc.: Corporate Sport, Media Culture, and Late Modern America""

About the Author

David J. Leonard is Associate Professor of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University and the author of Screens Fade to Black: Contemporary African American Cinema. He is also the coeditor (with C. Richard King) of Commodified and Criminalized: New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports and of Visual Economies of/in Motion: Sport and Film.
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Product Details

  • Series: Suny Series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations (Paperback)
  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438442068
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438442068
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #820,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Prof. David J. Leonard provides an in-depth exploration of the evolving racial politics of the NBA, especially the various attempts by the league and sports media to "manage" black players and the league's associations with black urban culture. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the recent history of race in the NBA. It will change your view of the league and the game.
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David J. Leonard is one of the most brilliant scholar/writers this century. He is a scholar's scholar whose writing educates and informs and has done much to advance the notion that critical inquiry and thinking is cool both within and outside the walls of academia. His work resonates with me and in After Artest he brings his A++ game!!!!
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