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Lecture 27

SEP 271 Lecture 27: SEP LECTURE 27


Department
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Course Code
SEP 271
Professor
Alexander Sturges
Lecture
27

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SEP 271
NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN SPORT
7 million 250,000 by 1890
Heterogeneous group of people
First half of nineteenth century:
US government forced Native Americans to move to areas with marginal land and few resources
NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN SPORT
High school sport: Involved and successful, but
many Native North Americans choose not to attend college
Racism away from home
Lack of economic resources
Not fitting into a different social world
Tension between white American and Native American cultures
NEGATIVE IMAGES OF NATIVE
AMERICANS IN SPORT
Team nicknames, mascots, logos derogatory to some groupsin particular,
Native Americans
Highlights dominance of majority and subordination of “others”
Public opposition to nicknames and mascots
GLOBALIZATION
Movement of athletes from nation to nation
Easier and more common than ever before
Seasonal training
Athletes travel the globe to train
Citizenship and national teams (Olympics and World Cup)
“Global migrant workforce”
AFRICAN AMERICAN DOMINANCE IN SPORT
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