Jessica Luther presents Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Annie Bloom's welcomes Austin, Texas, investigative journalist Jessica Luther to read from her book on "College Football and the Politics of Rape." She'll be joined in conversation by Sarah Mirk, online editor for Bitch Magazie, who is co-sponsoring the event.

Football teams create playbooks, in which they draw up the plays they will use on the field. Playbooks are how teams work and why they win. This book is about a different kind of playbook: the one coaches, teams, universities, police, communities, the media, and fans seem to follow whenever a college football player is accused of sexual assault. It's a deep dive into how different institutions--the NCAA, athletic departments, universities, the media--run the same plays over and over again when these stories break. If everyone runs his play well, scrutiny dies down quickly, no institution ever has to change how it operates, and the evaporation of these cases into nothingness looks natural. In short, this playbook is why nothing ever changes.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct unpacks this societal playbook piece by piece, and not only advocates that we destroy the old plays, but also suggests we replace them with ones that will force us to finally do something about this issue.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape By Jessica Luther Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617754913
Availability: Special Order - arrival estimates will be provided when your order is processed
Published: Edge of Sports - September 6th, 2016