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The Power of Athletes


by Thomas J. Cottle April 01, 2009

This commentary is on the role of student athletes and the way they are perceived by the public. It is theorized that our attitudes toward athletes and their often privileged status bespeak our feelings about issues as profound as our own sense of inadequacy and mortality.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 01, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15604, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 5:25:03 PM

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  • Thomas Cottle
    Boston University
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    THOMAS COTTLE is Professor of Education at Boston University. His books include At Peril: Stories of Injustice; A Sense of Self: The Work of Affirmation; and When the Music Stopped: discovering My Mother.
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