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dc.contributor.advisorBaptiste, Espelencia M., 1970-
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, William P. (Bill)
dc.descriptioniv, 36 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to analyze the dynamic between black male revenue sport athletes and their community. That community includes coaches, referees, media members, spectators. The community also includes professors and non-athlete students - the people they must deal with every day on campus. This paper shows that the relationship can often be a contentious one, motivated by issues of race, masculinity, and academic ability. These issues are not applied to individuals, though. They are often applied to entire groups, such as basketball or football players. As a result, these viewpoints become stereotypes and constructions surrounding the lives of student-athletes. These viewpoints permeate media representations of these athletes. These media representations maintain and build upon previously constructed stereotypes. They are then disseminated across society, forming a cycle of stereotypes.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Anthropology and Sociology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Anthropology and Sociology.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.titleThe Trajectory of Black Male Athletesen_US
KCollege.Access.ContactIf you are not a current Kalamazoo College student, faculty, or staff member, email to request access to this thesis.

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