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Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice

Wednesday, March 5 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Belo Center for New Media (BMC), 5.208 300 DEAN KEETON ST W, Austin, Texas 78712

Dr. Alan Klein, a professor of sociology-anthropology at Northeastern University, examines the history of Major League Baseball's presence and influence in the Dominican Republic, the development of the booming industry and academies, and the dependence on Dominican player developers, known as buscones.

Klein also addresses issues of identity fraud and the use of performance-enhancing drugs as hopefuls seek to play professionally. His new book, "Dominican Baseball," charts the trajectory of the economic flows of this transnational exchange and the pride Dominicans feel in their growing influence in the sport. Klein author will be interviewed by attorney and writer Talmage Boston for this event.

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Arts & Humanities, Business & Economy, Sports & Recreation, World & Culture

Departments

Moody College of Communication, Any Department/All Departments

Target Audience

Students

Website

http://www.sportsandmedia.org

Cost

Free

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