Tuesday, December 14, 2010
West Virginia University Press has just published the book, Reversing Field: Examining Commercialization, Labor, Gender, and Race in 21st Century Sports Law. The book is based on a great conference that WVU law put on (andre cummings and Anne Lofaso were the major forces behind both the conference and the book) and includes a wide list of contributors such as Bill Gould (Stanford) and Dennis Walsh (FLRA, formerly NLRB), who talked about the baseball strike of 1994-1995. I participated in their session and their insights on this strike was fascinating. The other issues discussed in the book are wonderful as well, as the description indicates:
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.
Check it out!