Commercial Bodies: The Market Of Sports and Race, Part ICommercial Bodies: The Market Of Sports and Race, Part Ihttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/234101Stokes Multicultural Center2013-03-22T12:30:002013-03-22T14:00:00
March 22, 12:30PM–2:00PM
Stokes Multicultural Center
A panel of scholars and conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas consider the role of race in sports, advertising and consumer culture. How have ideas of "property" and "image" been informed by this history and contemporary social dynamics?
Commercial Bodies, on Friday March 22 from 12:30 - 2:00 in Stokes 106
Friday March 22 from 12:30 - 2:00 in Stokes 106
Do sports and their marketing also advertise and sell race? Commercial Bodies brings together scholars, writers, artists, agents, and athletes to discuss issues Hank Willis Thomas raised in Other Peoples Property. How have concepts of “property” and “image,” which figure prominently within the history of race, applied and worked within the development of professional sports and the increasing commercialization of college sports? How are these issues playing out amid the diversification and cross-over of media from radio and television to video games to Twitter, Facebook, and other new social media?
Adrian Burgos, Professor of History, University of Illinois and author of Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line
Elizabeth Chin, Professor of Media Design, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA and author of Purchasing Power: Black Kids and American Consumer Culture
Fath Davis Ruffins, Curator and Archivist, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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