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Sport and the Neoliberal University: Profit, Politics, and Pedagogy
edited by Ryan King-White
contributions by Lauren C. Anderson, Joshua I. Newman, Ellen J. Staurowsky, Richard M. Southall, Crystal Southall, Oliver Rick, Adam Beissel, Jacob J. Bustad, Ronald L. Mower, Henry Giroux, Susan Searls Giroux, Ryan King-White, Neal C. Ternes, Michael D. Giardina, Jaime DeLuca, Callie Batts Maddox and Matthew G. Hawzen
Rutgers University Press, 2018
Paper: 978-0-8135-8771-4 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-8773-8
Library of Congress Classification GV351.S68 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.043

College students are now regarded as consumers, not students, and nowhere is the growth and exploitation of the university more obvious than in the realm of college sports, where the evidence is in the stadiums built with corporate money, and the crowded sporting events sponsored by large conglomerates. 

The contributors to Sport and the Neoliberal University examine how intercollegiate athletics became a contested terrain of public/private interests. They look at college sports from economic, social, legal, and cultural perspectives to cut through popular mythologies regarding intercollegiate athletics and to advocate for increased clarity about what is going on at a variety of campuses with regard to athletics. Focusing on current issues, including the NCAA, Title IX, recruitment of high school athletes, and the Penn State scandal, among others, Sport and the Neoliberal University shows the different ways institutions, individuals, and corporations are interacting with university athletics in ways that are profoundly shaped by neoliberal ideologies.  
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