Moments of Impact: Injury, Racialized Memory, and Reconciliation in College Football (Paperback)Jaime Schultz (author)
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Jaime Schultz focuses on the historical and racial circumstances of the careers of Trice, Simmons, and Bright as well as the processes and politics of cultural memory. Schultz develops the concept of "racialized memory"-a communal form of remembering imbued with racial significance-to suggest that the racial politics of contemporary America have generated a need to redress historical wrongs, congratulate Americans on the ostensible racial progress they have made, and divert attention from the unrelenting persistence of structural and ideological racism.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 216
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Well written and well researched, this important and readable book offers much to ponder."-S. K. Fields, CHOICE -- S. K. Fields * CHOICE *
"An important contribution to the field, and should be used by the rest of us as a model for socially engaged and theoretically sophisticated historical analysis."-Malcolm Maclean, Sport in History -- Malcolm Maclean * Sport in History *
"Moments of Impact provides important historical, sporting reflections on racialized memory, highlighting the cultural significance of collective remembrance and the harms caused by allowing people to forget."-Daniel Burdsey, Ethnic and Racial Studies -- Daniel Burdsey * Ethnic and Racial Studies *
"This is an excellent book."-Stephen G. Wieting, Sport in Society -- Stephen G. Wieting * Sport in Society *
"Firmly grounded in history, richly contextualized, theoretically sophisticated, and cogently written. . . . [Moments of Impact] tightly illustrates the messy, contentious politics of memory and commemoration, the making and remaking of meaning. . . . Scholarly and smart without being stuffy and dry."-Daniel A. Nathan, president of the North American Society for Sport History and author of Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal -- Daniel A. Nathan
"Moments of Impact ties together quite nicely and with much finesse the connection among sport, racial politics, and cultural memory. . . . Schultz obviously understands that good history is about content and analysis and accuracy, but also about telling good stories involving interesting people and interesting events. . . . Moments of Impact will make a significant contribution to the scholarly literature."-David Wiggins, author of The Unlevel Playing Field: A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport -- David Wiggins
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