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Sports & Recreation Sociology Of Sports

Race in Play

Understanding the Socio-Cultural World of Student Athletes

by (author) Carl E. James

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Apr 2005
Sociology of Sports
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2005
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In Race in Play, James takes the reader on an edifying walk through the structural and institutional communities that support and sustain sports, while also examining individual links between sport, schooling, and the educational and career aspirations of youth.
He also explores issues of race, racialized minority youth, and Black men and women in sport.
Well known for his work in the sociology of sport, Dr. James builds on his earlier research, casting his gaze on the lived experiences of athletic-identified students and on the outcomes of their athletic and academic performances.

About the author

Carl E. James is a professor in the Faculty of Education at York University. He is author of several books, including Seeing Ourselves: Exploring Race, Ethnicity, and Culture, and co-editor, with A. Shadd, of Talking about Difference: Encounters in Culture, Language, and Identities.

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Editorial Reviews

"This book provides educators with an opportunity to explore critical issues that influence and, at times, determine, the roles, functions, and indeed the very future of today's youth as they take their place in Canadian society. Dr. James has written a very provocative, well-conceptualized book. He makes good use of newspaper articles, popular literature, and other resources to provide a work rich in detail that challenges the essentialism often associated with race. In an increasingly diverse cultural milieu, James's book is a must for teachers, teacher educators, and educational policy makers."— “Dr. Cecille DePass, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary

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