Commercial Bodies: The Market Of Sports and Race, Part IICommercial Bodies: The Market Of Sports and Race, Part IIhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/236601Chase Auditorium2013-04-12T12:30:002013-04-12T14:00:00
April 12, 12:30PM–2:00PM
Join BMC professor David Karen and a diverse group of practitioners working within professional and collegiate sports for conversation about sports, race, and commercialism.
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?
Join BMC professor David Karen and a diverse group of practitioners working within professional and collegiate sports for conversation about sports, race, and commercialism. What impact has money and the market had on modern sports? How have they affected colleges, their athletes, and their relationships with professional sports leagues and the media? In these evolving circumstances, who owns athletes’ efforts, performances, and images?
Nick Chanock, Haverford ’05, Wasserman Media Group
Don D’Ambra, Men’s Soccer Coach, St. Joseph University
Donald Hunt, sports writer, Philadelphia Tribune
Don DiJulia, Director of Athletics, St. Joseph University
David Karen, Professor of Sociology, Bryn Mawr College, and co-editor, The Sport and Society Reader
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