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Dreams and Deception: Sports Lure, Racism, and Young Black Males' Struggles in Sports and Education (Adolescent Cultures, School, and Society)

  

by: Isabel Ann Dwornik

Books : Dreams and Deception: Sports Lure, Racism, and Young Black Males' Struggles in Sports and Education (Adolescent Cultures, School, and Society)
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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9781433133732
Edition: New edition
ISBN: 1433133733
Item Dimensions: 87560075
Label: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Number Of Pages: 230
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Studio: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers




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This book helps young black males, educators, policy makers, parents, and all other interested parties to understand the importance of education alongside athletic pursuits. In the world today, many young black males view athletic participation as the way to secure a successful future. Yet for the majority of them, dreams of playing professional sports rarely pan out. Many end up returning to a life of poverty as a result of the sports lure which deceives them and entices them to focus exclusively on athletic talent at the expense of their education. This book presents a social historical and critical deconstruction introducing readers to this sports lure, revealing what makes it so powerful in the lives of these youths. As Isabel Ann Dwornik documents, centuries-worth of racism in the United States is at the core of this phenomenon, which has affected the academic identity development of black male youths and has discouraged them from taking full advantage of their schooling.





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