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              Ball Don't Lie: Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball
               

              Ball Don't Lie: Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Colas, Yago

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              Pro basketball player Rasheed Wallace often exclaimed the pragmatic truth Ball don't lie! during a game. It is a protest against a referee's bad calls. But the slogan, which originated in pickup games, brings the reality of a racialized urban playground into mainstream American p...opular culture. In Ball Don't Lie!, Yago Colas traces the various forms of power at work in the intersections between basketball and language from the game's invention to the present day. He critiques existing popular myths concerning the history of basketball, contextualizes them, and presents an alternative history of the sport inspired by innovations. Colas emphasizes the creative prerogative of players and the ways in which their innovations shape-and are shaped by-broader cultural and social phenomena. Ball Don't Lie! shows that basketball cannot be reduced to a single, fixed or timeless essence but instead is a continually evolving exhibition of physical culture that flexibly adapts to and sparks changes in American society.
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              ISBN 9781439912430
              Released NZ 16 May 2016
              Publisher Temple University Press,U.S.
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Sporting
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              Ball Don't Lie: Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball

              Ball Don't Lie: Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball (Hardback)

              By Colas, Yago

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              Pro basketball player Rasheed Wallace often exclaimed the pragmatic truth Ball don't lie! during a game. It is a protest against a referee's bad calls. But the slogan, which originated in pickup games, brings the reality of a racialized urban playground into mainstream American p...opular culture. In Ball Don't Lie!, Yago Colas traces the various forms of power at work in the intersections between basketball and language from the game's invention to the present day. He critiques existing popular myths concerning the history of basketball, contextualizes them, and presents an alternative history of the sport inspired by innovations. Colas emphasizes the creative prerogative of players and the ways in which their innovations shape-and are shaped by-broader cultural and social phenomena. Ball Don't Lie! shows that basketball cannot be reduced to a single, fixed or timeless essence but instead is a continually evolving exhibition of physical culture that flexibly adapts to and sparks changes in American society.
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              ISBN 9781439912423
              Released NZ 25 Mar 2016
              Publisher Temple University Press,U.S.
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Sporting
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