” Examining Commercialization Labor, Gender, Race in 21st Century Sports Law ” a commissioned linoleum cut book cover
“Reversing Field invites students, professionals, and enthusiasts of sport – whether law, management and marketing, or the game itself – to explore the legal issues and regulations surrounding collegiate and professional athletics in the United States. This theoretical and methodological interrogation of sports law openly addresses race, labor, gender, and the commercialization of sports, while offering solutions to the disruptions that threaten its very foundation during an era of increased media scrutiny and consumerism. In over thirty chapters, academics, practitioners, and critics vigorously confront and debate matters such as the Arms Race, gender bias, racism, the Rooney Rule, and steroid use, offering new thought and resolution to the vexing legal issues that confront sports in the 21st century.
André Douglas Pond Cummings is Professor of Law, West Virginia University College of Law. cummings holds a JD from Howard University School of Law. Anne Marie Lofaso is Associate Professor of Law, West Virginia University College of Law. She holds a JD from University of Pennsylvania Law School, an AB from Harvard University, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.”
” Over the years since my clenched fist salute on the 200 meters victory stand at 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, as a demonstration against racism, sexism,and oppression around the world, I have continually spoken out against any manifestation of injusticein and around sport in American society and throughout the world. Doing so is to continue the history of sporsmen as standard bearers for improving socicietal conditions and eliminating the legacy of discrimination and inequity in sport and society. Reversing Field is a vital contribution to defining the need for change. It provides a vast body of information for a more accurate and reliable analysis and understanding of the issues that lead to formulating worthly effective solutions extending behond the bounderies of sport and into solving problems in the larger society “
from the foreword by Dr. John Carlos – Olympic medalist and civil rights activist
– Quoted texts are a copyright of the West Virginia University Press 2011.