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This book is about the relationship between blackness, ethnicity, and speed. It is an in-depth ethnographic and anthropological study of a population of collegiate sprinters, constructed upon a formal model of ethnic and cultural identity which sees social interaction, expressed in the order and arrangement of social identities, as a means of establishing social networks t This book is about the relationship between blackness, ethnicity, and speed. It is an in-depth ethnographic and anthropological study of a population of collegiate sprinters, constructed upon a formal model of ethnic and cultural identity which sees social interaction, expressed in the order and arrangement of social identities, as a means of establishing social networks through universal or cognitive rules. This study also introduces a unique method of intensive participant-observation; to really study a population, one must actively participate, placing the researcher in the social identity of those being studied. Contents: List of Photographs; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Faces; The Ethnographic Pursuit of Speed; Cognition and Identity; Fall 1987; Winter 1988; Spring 1988; Summer 1988; The Eternal Season; Index.


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This book is about the relationship between blackness, ethnicity, and speed. It is an in-depth ethnographic and anthropological study of a population of collegiate sprinters, constructed upon a formal model of ethnic and cultural identity which sees social interaction, expressed in the order and arrangement of social identities, as a means of establishing social networks t This book is about the relationship between blackness, ethnicity, and speed. It is an in-depth ethnographic and anthropological study of a population of collegiate sprinters, constructed upon a formal model of ethnic and cultural identity which sees social interaction, expressed in the order and arrangement of social identities, as a means of establishing social networks through universal or cognitive rules. This study also introduces a unique method of intensive participant-observation; to really study a population, one must actively participate, placing the researcher in the social identity of those being studied. Contents: List of Photographs; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Faces; The Ethnographic Pursuit of Speed; Cognition and Identity; Fall 1987; Winter 1988; Spring 1988; Summer 1988; The Eternal Season; Index.

4 review for Instant Acceleration: Living in the Fast Lane: The Cultural Identity of Speed

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    Phenomenal look into the psyche of collegiate sprinters. While there are several quality books about distance runners, this is a truly worthwhile read for track and field fans that are specifically interested in the sprints.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Charlton

  3. 4 out of 5

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  4. 5 out of 5

    B Vinod Kumar

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