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Midnight BasketballRace, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy$
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Douglas Hartmann

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226374840

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226375038.001.0001

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Prevention in Practice: A Field Study

Prevention in Practice: A Field Study

(p.151) Seven Prevention in Practice: A Field Study
Midnight Basketball

Darren Wheelock

University of Chicago Press

Chapter 7 is the first of two chapters that draw upon ethnographic fieldwork to provide an insider's account of a community-based basketball prevention program in Minneapolis. This chapter details the organizational structure, objectives, implementation, and day-to-day operation of the Minnesota program. It documents deep and unexpected tensions among program administrators and grassroots organizers, the underlying racial politics and cultural tensions, and the challenges of assessment and evaluation. These findings are also used to theorize the ongoing challenges of any sport based intervention initiative in a neoliberal context.

Keywords:   ethnography, Minneapolis, sport as development, community-based programs, Minnesota

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