West Virginia University Press is pleased to announce the publication of “Reversing Field: Examining Commercialization, Labor, Gender, and Race in 21st Century Sports Law.”

Co-edited by WVU Professors of Law andr� douglas pond cummings and Anne Marie Lofaso, Reversing Field invites students, professionals, and enthusiasts of sport – whether in 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 more than 30 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.

The book includes a foreword by Olympic medalist and civil rights activist Dr. John Carlos.

andr� 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 doctorate of philosophy from the University of Oxford.

Contributors: Ronald Althouse, Dr. Julian Bailes, Deborah Brake, Dana D. Brooks, Sherri Burr, John Carlos, Todd J. Clark, David Cornwell, andr� douglas pond cummings, Timothy Davis, N. Jeremi Duru, Leonard J. Elmore, Stacey B. Evans, John Fisher, Bernard Franklin, William B. Gould IV, David C. Hardesty Jr., Jeffrey Hirsch, Floyd Keith, Marlon LeBlanc, Anne Marie Lofaso, Alfred Mathewson, Michael McCann, Cyrus Mehri, Barbara Osborne, Andre L. Smith, Bethany Swaton, Kenneth Shropshire, Dennis Walsh.

December 2010 � 536pp
HC/J 978-1-933202-55-6: $44.95
To learn more about this book or to purchase a copy, visit wvupress.com

For more information or to arrange an interview or appearance with the editors, contact Abby Freeland, Marketing Manager of WVU Press, at (304) 293-8400 ext. 33508 or abby.freeland@mail.wvu.edu.


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