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Sport and the Neoliberal University: Profit, Politics, and Pedagogy - The American Campus (Paperback)
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Sport and the Neoliberal University: Profit, Politics, and Pedagogy - The American Campus (Paperback)

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Paperback 226 Pages / Published: 30/01/2018
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College students are now regarded as consumers, not students, and nowhere is the growth and exploitation of the university more obvious than in the realm of college sports, where the evidence is in the stadiums built with corporate money, and the crowded sporting events sponsored by large conglomerates.

The contributors to Sport and the Neoliberal University examine how intercollegiate athletics became a contested terrain of public/private interests. They look at college sports from economic, social, legal, and cultural perspectives to cut through popular mythologies regarding intercollegiate athletics and to advocate for increased clarity about what is going on at a variety of campuses with regard to athletics. Focusing on current issues, including the NCAA, Title IX, recruitment of high school athletes, and the Penn State scandal, among others, Sport and the Neoliberal University shows the different ways institutions, individuals, and corporations are interacting with university athletics in ways that are profoundly shaped by neoliberal ideologies.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813587707
Number of pages: 226
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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"In this series of revealing case studies, the political and economic forces that shape problems ranging from sexual violence to athlete recruitment are laid bare. A must-read for scholars and activists seeking to address the injustices of sport in the neoliberal university."
--Samantha King "School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University "
"While the study of intercollegiate sport has made great strides in the past decade or so, Sport and the Neoliberal University: Profit, Politics, Pedagogy makes a profound contribution by offering a truly comprehensive, multi-faceted, and critically insightful deconstruction/ reconstruction of sport's position and influence within the neoliberal university. The book represents an excoriating antidote to the general acceptance of the contemporary intercollegiate sport model. As such, Sport and the Neoliberal University is must reading for anyone committed to the reform of this labyrinthine and exploitative institution."
--David Andrews "professor of Physical Cultural Studies, Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland "

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