Power Plays: The New Sports Studies series

Series Description

Sport is ubiquitous in modern North America, influencing educational, economic, and political institutions as well as the built environment of cities and towns. However, sport is rarely emphasized in the critical examination of power and inequality. This series will take seriously sport’s central role in making our world: in inflecting politics from the personal to the municipal, national, and global; in catalyzing racial and ethnic identity formation and community development; and in mediating relationships of power and privilege. Books in this series will treat sport not just as a window onto issues of power, politics, inequalities, and social justice, but as a central site of their contestation. They will demonstrate sport’s prominence as a platform where human relations are enacted.

Above: Minneapolis, Minnesota November 2, 2014. Several thousand protesters marched through Minneapolis to TCF Bank Stadium where the Vikings were playing the Washington DC football team. The protestors called for the Washington team to stop using its nickname and the image of a Native American as their mascot. Another group from the University of Minnesota marched to the stadium too. The demonstration at the stadium included speakers such as Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and US Congressman Keith Ellison. Photo by Fibonacci Blue under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Series Editors

Louis Moore

Professor of History, Grand Valley State University
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Victoria Jackson

Associate Clinical Professor of History, Arizona State University
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Noah Cohan

Assistant Director,
American Culture Studies
, Washington University, St. Louis
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For more information, or to submit a query, please contact Joe Schiller, Acquisitions Editor