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Jorge Iber discusses historical and current issues facing Latinos in U.S. sport


In this podcast interview by New Books in Sport, Jorge Iber discusses the research and issues presented in his recent coauthored book, Latinos in U.S. Sport. Iber touches on a variety of issues, including:

  • His initial interest in studying Latinos in sport and why he wrote a book on the topic
  • The development of sports in the U.S. Southwest and its parallel to the use of sports in other borderlands
  • The issues driving Latino dominance in baseball compared to other sports, such as football
  • How sports are used in Latino culture to counteract traditional stereotypes
  • The current trends in sport marketing toward the Latino population in the U.S.

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Jorge Iber, co-author of Latinos in U.S. Sport, comments on the current and historical challenges Latinos face as they compete in traditional U.S. sports.

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