Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson with Soraya Nadia McDonald
Sportswriters and co-authors Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson virtually visit tonight with a new book that is garnering attention all over the place. Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan (University of Texas) goes beyond the occasional column that sportswriters might write on the subject to give an in-depth look at the place spectator sports play in people’s lives, especially when factors above and beyond lost games or failed performances weigh into the picture. Joining the authors in discussion will be culture critic Soraya Nadia McDonald.
“I am thankful for this text as a reminder, among a great many other things, that affection can come with a responsibility. Luther and Davidson thoughtfully reckon with sports and their long history of inequity, seeking accountability without dimming the impact that sports have had on their lives, and many lives beyond theirs. This is a generous book, one that I will sit with for years to come.” -Hanif Abdurraqib.
“This book is just so good. It stands on its own two feet as something that I think is really going to mark this time in which we live…people are going to say '2020 sports' and they're going to look at this book.” - Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports.
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