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Black men on the blacktop : basketball and the politics of race
Mohamed, A. Rafik, author
Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2017
The Black Man's Game -- Sports and Basketball in Black American Culture -- Everyday Resistance and Black Man's Rules -- Playing it Cool, Pushing Back -- The Mandingo Syndrome -- Taking Soul to the Hole.
"Presents basketball, and especially pickup basketball, as a text of the political, social, and economic struggles of black men in the United States" --
Baker Berry GV887.3 .M65 2017
Dancer - researcher - performer : a learning process
Rodrigues, Graziela, 1954- author
Peter Lang : Frankfurt am Main, 2016
Introduction -- Some important questions -- Which Brazilian body is talked about : the source, the school, the reference -- Physical structure -- Passages of sensitivity, the inner movement -- Features of the form -- Confluent elements -- Looking through the clock -- The learning process of the dancer-researcher-performer -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry GV1637 .R6313 2016
What made Maddy run : the secret struggles and tragic death of an all-American teen
Fagan, Kate (Sports writer)
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Foreword / by Alison Overholt -- Shattered -- In real life -- August 23, 2013 -- The collapse -- Mind, body, spirit -- Vacuum -- Active minds -- Just sleep -- All alone -- Size nothing -- Snow falling -- The quitting game -- The meeting -- Dreamscapes -- The picture -- Anticipation -- Spruce and 15th -- The rules of suicide -- Shattered II
"From noted ESPN commentator and journalist Kate Fagan, the heartbreaking and vital story of college athlete Madison Holleran, whose death by suicide rocked the University of Pennsylvania campus and whose life reveals with haunting detail and uncommon understanding the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness today. If you scrolled through the Instagram feed of 19-year-old Maddy Holleran, you would see a perfect life: a freshman at an Ivy League school, recruited for the track team, who was also beautiful, popular, and fiercely intelligent. This was a girl who succeeded at everything she tried, and who was only getting started. But when Maddy began her long-awaited college career, her parents noticed something was different. Previously indefatigable, Maddy became withdrawn, and her thoughts centered on how she could change her life. In spite of thousands of hours of practice and study, she contemplated transferring from the school that had once been her dream. When Maddy's dad, Jim, dropped her off for the first day of spring semester, she held him a second longer than usual. That would be the last time Jim would see his daughter. What Made Maddy Run began as a piece that Kate Fagan, a columnist for espnW, wrote about Maddy and her experience. What started as a profile of a successful young athlete whose life ended in suicide became so much larger when Fagan started to hear from other college athletes also grappling with mental illness. This is the story of Maddy Holleran and her struggle with depression, but it also reveals the mounting pressures young people, and college athletes in particular, face to be perfect, especially in an age of relentless connectivity and social-media saturation."--Jacket
Baker Berry GV697.H656 F33 2017
How college athletics are hurting girls' sports : the pay-to-play pipeline
Eckstein, Rick, 1960- author
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
The female youth sports to college pipeline -- Higher education and the youth sports to college pipeline -- The commercialized youth sports to college pipeline -- Creating demand for the youth sports to college pipeline -- Female sports on male terms -- Saving girls' youth sports by changing higher education -- Appendix: The challenges of ethnography.
"This book looks closely at college sports and how they shape the athletic and personal landscape for girls and young women. Filled with interview excerpts from women athletes of all ages, the book chronicles how college and youth sports have become more corporate, to the detriment of participants"--
Baker Berry GV709.18.U6 E45 2017
Virtual ascendance : video games and the remaking of reality
Griffiths, Devin C
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 
Down the rabbit hole -- From the coin-op to the console: how did we get here? -- Let the games begin: competitive video gaming and the birth of the cyberathlete -- Alphabet soup: MMOs, MUDs, and RPGs, D & D in the twenty-first century -- No console required: casual games (or, gaming for the rest of us) -- Dressed for the symphony: video games take center stage -- From the flat screen to the big screen: video games invade Hollywood -- Virtual life -- And we are merely players: video games and society -- Games for health -- War games: combat evolved -- It's William Gibson's world, we're just living in it.
"From school lunchrooms to the White House press room, video games are an integral part of our popular culture, and the industry behind them touches all aspects of our lives, gamer and non-gamer alike. Business and entertainment, health and medicine, politics and war, social interaction and education, all fall under its influence. This book tells the story of a formerly fringe enterprise that, when few were paying attention, exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry affecting the very way we live. The author paints a thorough and vivid picture of the video game industry, illuminating the various, and often bizarre, ways it is changing how we work, play and live. He brings readers along on his own journey of discovery, from the back room of a small Irish pub where members of the second-largest industry enclave meet each month, to a university clinic where the Wii is being used to treat Parkinson's sufferers, and everywhere in between. The book is more than just a story about video games, though. It is the story of an awakening, of a realization that a childhood pastime has exploded into a thriving enterprise, one rooted in entertainment but whose tendrils reach into virtually all aspects of life and society."--Publisher information.
Baker Berry GV1469.3 .G74 2013
¡En er mundo! : de cómo Nueva York le mangó a París la idea moderna del flamenco
Gamboa, José Manuel
Sevilla : Athenaica Ediciones Universitarias, 2016-
1. Flamenconautas: 1a parte. Pioneros y conquistadores -- 2. Flamenconautas: 2a parte. El crack de la bolsa y los cracks del flamenco.
Baker Berry GV1796.F55 G36 2016
Porto Alegre : os impactos da Copa do Mundo 2014
organização, Paulo Roberto Rodrigues Soares
Porto Alegre, RS : Deriva, 2015
Baker Berry GV597 .P67 2015
God is round : tackling the giants, villains, triumphs, and scandals of the world's favorite game
Villoro, Juan, 1956- author
Brooklyn, NY : Restless Books, 2016
Onetti the ticket vendor -- Winter champion: fandom in the first person -- The final passion -- When a goal is more than a goal -- The football and the head -- The peculiarity of being two-legged -- The deaths of others -- Magic number 10 -- Diego Armando Maradona: life, death, resurrection, and a little more besides -- Ronaldo: the way of all flesh -- A diatribe against Cristiano Ronaldo -- Lionel Messi: childhood prefigurations -- Blood on the terraces: violence in the business of FIFA.
What was the greatest goal of all time? Why do the Hungarians have a more philosophical sense of defeat than the Mexicans? Do the dead play soccer? On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations, Juan Villoro's examination of soccer and its 3.5 billion-person fandom has stakes beyond those of such playful questions. Soccer is more than just a game; it is a catalyst for panglobal unity and even, Villoro suggests, the "recovery of childhood."
Baker Berry GV943 .V4557 2016
New Mexico's pueblo baseball league
Baker, James D. (Mathematician)
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, 
Baker Berry GV863.N27 B34 2015
"Dança do Chorado"
Fernandes, Belnidice, author
Lisboa, Portugal : Chiado Editora, 2015
Baker Berry GV1638.M38 F47 2015
Spiel! : Kurzweil in Renaissance und Barock : eine Ausstellung des Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien, Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, 16. Juni bis 2. Oktober 2016
herausgegeben von Sabine Haag ; Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
[Wien] : KHM-Musemsverband, 
Die Sommerausstellung 2016 auf Schloss Ambras Innsbruck lässt tief in die Bedeutung und Geschichte des Spielens vom 16. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert blicken. Im Fokus steht das Moment der Herausforderung: das Spielen als Spannungsfeld von einem "Wettkampf" gegeneinander bei einem zugleich einvernehmlichen Miteinander. Kostbare Objekte, Gemälde, Spiele und historische Spielanleitungen sowie einige Überraschungen führen die Besucher ans Kulturgut Spiel vergangener Zeiten heran. Die Ausstellung präsentiert, ausgehend von der Sammlung Erzherzog Ferdinands II., exquisite Meisterwerke. Zu sehen sind rund 100 Objekte aus den Beständen des Kunsthistorischen Museums sowie internationale und nationale Leihgaben aus Privatbesitz sowie aus Kunstsammlungen, Museen und Bibliotheken. Exhibition: Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Austria (16.06.-02.10.2016).
Baker Berry GV1200 .S75 2016
McEnroe, John, 1959- author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
The controversial tennis star and analyst presents a follow-up to "You Cannot Be Serious" that shares additional insights into his life and career while chronicling the past decade of Tour of Champions competitions and special events.
Baker Berry GV994.M26 A3 2017
Come out swinging : the changing world of boxing in Gleason's gym
Trimbur, Lucia, 1975-
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 
Survival in a city transformed: the urban boxing gym in postindustrial New York -- Work without wages -- Tough love and intimacy in a community of men -- Passing time: the expressive culture of everyday gym life -- The changing politics of gender -- Buying and selling blackness: white-collar boxing and the cultural capital of racial difference -- Epilogue -- Methodological Appendix: Ethnographic research in the urban gym.
Baker Berry GV1125 .T75 2013
The forgotten legacy of Stella Walsh : the greatest female athlete of her time
Anderson, Sheldon R., 1951- author
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
Acknowledgements -- Prologue -- From Russian Poland to Cleveland's Slavic Village -- Cleveland's Twentieth Century Flyer -- Stanislawa Walasiewicz Runs for Poland -- Winning Olympic Gold and a Challenge from Missouri -- Stella Walsh and Helen Stephens at the Nazi Olympics -- The Greatest Woman Athlete -- The Move to Los Angeles and an Arranged Marriage -- Back to Cleveland and the Murder -- Saving Stella Walsh -- Epilogue -- List of References -- Index -- About the author.
Baker Berry GV1061.15.W37 A64 2017