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John Hoberman

Professor Ph.D. Scandinavian Languages and Literature, University of California, Berkeley

John Hoberman

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Biography

John Hoberman's books include Sport and Political Ideology (1984), The Olympic Crisis: Sport, Politics, and the Moral Order (1986), Mortal Engines: The Science of Performance and the Dehumanization of Sport (1992), and Darwin's Athletes: How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race (1997). He has published almost a hundred sports commentaries in American newspapers and magazines and in Der Spiegel.

Interests

European cultural and intellectual history with special interests in Sportwissenschaft and the history of ideas about race.
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