The Game Is Not a Game: The Power, Protest and Politics of American Sports (Paperback)

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Part play-by-play, part op-ed, The Game Is Not a Game is an illuminating and unflinching examination of the good and evil in the sports industry. Liberating and provocative, with sharp wit and generous humor, Jackson's essays explore the role that sports plays in American society and the hypocritical standards by which the athletes are often judged. The Game Is Not a Game is distinctly intended to challenge accepted ideology and to push the boundaries of mainstream sports media beyond the comfort zone. Chapters expose "Our Miseducation of LeBron James," "#ThemToo: The UnRespected Worth of the Woman Athlete," the duplicity of the NFL in its treatment of Colin Kaepernick and the anthem protests, the cultural bias of analytics, and the power of social activism versus the power and politics of professional sports ownership--all from the sharp, savvy, and self-critical perspective of one of the leading voices for social justice in sports media.

About the Author

Scoop Jackson is a National Senior Writer For ESPN. He has covered issues of race, culture, politics and sports for various publications for over twenty five years. He is the former executive editor of XXL and Slam and former publisher of The Agenda.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781642590968
ISBN-10: 1642590967
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: March 17th, 2020
Pages: 180
Language: English