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Select Articles on sports

Leonard, D.J.,* King, C.R. (2011). Lack of Black Opps: Kobe Bryant and the Difficult Path of  Redemption.” Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Vol. 35, No 2, pp. 209-223

Leonard, D.J. Davie, W.R, King, C.R. (2010). “A Media Look at Tiger Woods—Two Views.” Journal of Sports Media, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.107-116

Leonard, D.J (2010). “Jumping the Gun: Sporting Cultures and the Criminalization of Black  Masculinity,” Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Vol. 34, No 2, pp. 252-262

Leonard, D.J.,* King, C.R. (2009). “A Man of His Times, but the Times Don’t Know it Yet:  Introducing the Legacies of Harry Edwards,” in C.R. King and D Leonard. The

Legacies of Harry Edwards for Sport Sociology.  Special Issue of The Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 215-232.

Leonard, D.J. (2009). “New Media and Global Sporting Cultures: Moving beyond the clichés and binaries,” Sociology of Sport, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 1-16

Leonard, D.J. (2007). “To Play or Pray? Shawn Green and His Choice over Atonement,” in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press, special issue edited by Mikel Kovel, Vol. 25, No.4, pp. 150-167.

Leonard, D.J. (2006) “The Real Color of Money: Controlling Black Bodies in the NBA,” in  Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 158-179.

Leonard, D.J. (2004) “The Next MJ or the next OJ? Kobe Bryant, Race and the Absurdity of Colorblind Rhetoric,” in Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 284-313.

Select Articles on Video Games

Leonard, D.J. (2009). “Young, Black (& Brown) and Don’t Give a Fuck: Virtual Gangstas as Children’s Culture in the Era of State Violence,”  Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 248- 272.

Leonard, D.J. (2006). “Not a Hater, Just Keepin It Real: The Importance of Race and Gender Based Game Studies,” Games and Culture, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 83-88,

Leonard, D. (2004). “Unsettling the military entertainment complex: Video games and a  pedagogy of peace,” in Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education, Vol. 4, No. 4,.

Leonard, D. (2003). “‘Live in Your World, Play in Ours’: Race, Video Games, and Consuming the Other,” in Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education, Vol. 3  No. 4,

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