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Black Boys Playing Ball: Race and Masculinity in American Basketball

Since its invention in the late 19th century, basketball has become one of the most popular sports in the world today. It is one of the most widely known and watched televised sports especially in the United States where many … Continue reading

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Lets Get Emotional

Emotions play a key role in one’s everyday life. lt is through emotions that one may act out anger and frustration, but also out of love and joy. It is through emotions that one may become motivated to interact in … Continue reading

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Women’s Ultimate : Ideals of the Gendered Body from Different Perspectives

The game of Ultimate Frisbee originated in the late 1960’s counterculture and was created by a high school student named Joel Silverman from New Jersey. He and other interested students created a high school league, and then took the game … Continue reading

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Surfing as a Lifestyle..Not a Product

Surfing is recognized by the definitive culture that surrounds it as a sport. Although surfing is recognized as one of the fastest growing sports, the authentic nature lies behind the surfer’s lifestyle. Surf culture can be symbolized as the type … Continue reading

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Disabilities & the Motives in Media

Throughout this quarter I have come across particular themes that stood out to me while analyzing the angle of viewership that media focuses on.  I have separated the them into three categories with examples of how these people are represented … Continue reading

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Title IX and the Intersection of Race and Gender in Rowing

When analyzing any sport it is important to acknowledge the power relationships and ideological discourses that occur within all sports. This idea is transnational. My Engagement with the Sport:          It is important to recognize my position within the sport … Continue reading

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Brazilian Soccer: Samba Style

Take a second to think about your favorite sports team. Now take another second to think about your team’s ultimate rival. Imagine, both teams going face to face at the championship game. Get a sense of the crowd from both … Continue reading

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