Terry A. Scott
Development of sport in the United States and its importance for U.S. culture and society. Covers increased centrality of athletic competition as part of the new leisure time in the late nineteenth century, revival of the Olympic movement, racial segregation/integration, today's American notions of celebrity and social style.
AES 335 will explore the history of African Americans and sports through an approach that considers and applies interdisciplinary principles and ideologies to examine the causality, synchronicity and value of historical developments related to blacks and athletics. We will examine the historical interconnectedness of sports, social paradigms, political transformations and blacks in America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This course will consider how evolving social and political phenomena have impacted African American athletic involvement and defined the role of the black athlete on and off the field. We will also deconstruct current ideologies related to African Americans and sports.
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