Saturday, 29 November 2014

Citations of the Writings of Adeyinka Makinde


CITATIONS OF MY WORKS - SUMMARY

Books

The Commonwealth Games: Extraordinary Stories Behind the Medals
Oliver, Brian
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
Date: May 2014

Work cited: ‘Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: Word Association
Year: 2005


I Pugni Degli Eroi
Torromeo, Dario; Esposito, Franco
Publisher: Absolutely Free Editore
Date: Dec 2013

Work cited: ‘Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: Word Association
Year: 2005


A Constitutional Journey
Paterson, Graham L.
Publisher: Xlibris
Date: Feb. 2013

Work cited: ‘Democracy, Terrorism and the Secret State’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: GlobalResearch.ca
Year: 2013

There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra
Achebe, Chinua
Publisher: Allen Lane
Date: Sept. 2012

Work cited: ‘Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: Word Association
Year: 2005

Strong and Smart – Towards a Pedagogy for Emancipation: Education for First Peoples (Part of New Studies in Critical Realism and Education Series)
Sarra, Chris
Publisher: Routledge
Date: August 2012

Work cited: ‘The Politics of Anthony Mundine’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: eastsideboxing.com
Year: 2001

Game Plan: A Social History of Sport in Alberta
Hall, Karen L.
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Date: June 2012

Work cited: ‘Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: Word Association
Year: 2005

Boxing in America: An Autopsy
Hudson, David L.
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Date: June 2012

Work cited: ‘Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: Word Association
Year: 2005

Down But Never Out
Redner, Charles
Publisher: Open Books Press
Date: Feb. 2010

Work cited: ‘Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: Word Association
Year: 2005

Academic Journals

The Whole Place is in Pandemonium: Dick Tiger versus Gene Fullmer III and the Consumption of Boxing in Nigeria
Gennaro, Michael
Journal: The International Journal of the History of Sport
Year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Work cited: ‘Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: Word Association
Year: 2005

In This Corner: An Analysis of Federal Boxing Legislation
Ehrlichman, Brad
34 Colum. JL & the Arts 421 (2010-2011)
Journal: Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts
Date: 2011

Work cited: ‘Retreading Hagler Versus Hearns’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publication: eastsideboxing.com
Year: 2002

Academic Textbooks

Writing the Synthesis Essay
Brassil, John et al
Publisher: Peoples Education
Year: 2007

Work Reproduced: ‘Pug of Ages: Weep For Me’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: cyberboxingzone.com
Year: 2002

Reference Books

Great Athletes – Boxing & Soccer (Volume 1 of a 12-Volume set)
The Editors of Salem Press
Publisher: Salem Press
Date: Sept. 2014

Work cited: ‘Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: Word Association
Year: 2005

Historical Dictionary of Boxing
Grasso, John
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Date: Jan. 2014

Work cited: ‘Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: Word Association
Year: 2005

Dictionary of African Biography
Editors: Akyeampong, Emmanuel K.; Gates, Henry Louis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: Dec. 2011


Work cited: ‘Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: Word Association
Year: 2005


Combat Sports: An Encyclopedia of Wrestling, Fighting and Mixed Martial Arts
Hudson, David L.
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Date: Apr. 2009

Work cited: ‘Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: Word Association
Year: 2005


The African-American National Biography 
Editors: Gates, Henry Louis; Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks 
Publisher: Oxford University Press 
Date: Mar. 2008

Work cited: ‘Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’
Author: Adeyinka Makinde
Publisher: Word Association
Year: 2005

CITATIONS OF MY WORKS - NOTES

My writing has been cited by a range of researchers –scholars, a world renowned literary figure, an activist for constitutional reform in Australia and established writers for trade published books.

This has encompassed the following:

• Books 
• Academic Journals
• an Academic Textbook
• Reference Books

My most referenced work is that of my first book, DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal which placed the life and career of a world champion pugilist in the context of the political, social and cultural history of Nigeria as well as elements of these factors as related to his sojourns in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Several essays and commentaries of mine have also been referenced.

The stature of the authors who have referenced my work as well as the subject matter and themes of the works they have respectively undertaken, I would aver, vindicate the value of my writing in terms of the depth of research, the quality of writing as well as my analytical perspectives.

Books

My work has been cited in the following books:

• The Commonwealth Games: Extraordinary Stories Behind the Medals

• I Pugni degli Eroi (Fist of Heroes)
• A Constitutional Journey
• There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra
• Strong and Smart – Towards a Pedagogy for Emancipation: Education for First Peoples (Part of New Studies in Critical Realism and Education Series)
• Boxing in America: An Autopsy
• Game Plan: A Social History of Sport in Alberta
• Down But Never Out

The Commonwealth Games: Extraordinary Stories Behind the Medals (Bloomsbury Sport) 2014

In this selected history of the Commonwealth Games, my book, ‘DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’ is cited and my personal comments are quoted by the author in the context of the story of Emmanuel Ifeajuna, the first black African to win a gold medal in any sport in any international event. Ifeajuna became a national hero in Nigeria in the 1950s but during the 1960s, as an army officer, became embroiled in a military coup and the ensuing Nigerian Civil War during which he was executed by firing squad by the government of the secessionist republic of Biafra for high treason.

My book is used as a source for this segment of the book as the author, Brian Oliver, used the subject of my book, Dick Tiger, as a point of comparison. Both men were members of the ethnic Igbo group who became heroes to the Nigerian public in the pre- and post-independence period. However, both fell in the esteem of the public for supporting the Biafran project with the attendant cost to the legacy of each man.

Brian Oliver was the Sports Editor of The Observer from 1998 to 2011 where he was the co-inventor of the Observer Sport Monthly.

I Pugni degli Eroi (Absolutely Free Editore) 2013

This Italian language book, the title of which translates as 'Fists of Heroes', cites my book, ‘DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’. 'I Pugni degli Eroi', covers the stories of a selection of 46 champion boxers all of whom had a common denominator: that of rousing the passions of fans and non-aficionados as national and trans-national heroes. The relevant chapter, 'Tiger: Piedone l'Africano', specifically acknowledges my presentation of the life story of this boxer as bearing the "characteristics of an extraordinary adventure novel." 


Dario Torromeo is an award-winning Italian sports journalist who writes for Corriere dello Sport - Stato, one of the three major Italian sports daily newspapers. His co-writer, Franco Esposito is a veteran sports journalist of over half a century's experience. 

A Constitutional Journey (Xlibris) 2013

An essay of mine entitled ‘Democracy, Terrorism and the Secret State: From the Era of Gladio to the War on Terror’; published via globalresearch.ca is cited and a segment of my prose quoted in the context of a philosophical discourse by the author on the role of government.

The author, Brian L. Paterson is a retired Australian businessman who has been involved in constitutional issues related to his country for almost three decades during which time he has made submissions to Constitutional Conventions, given speeches to groups and developed a Constitutional Review System.

There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra (Allen Lane) 2012

‘DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’ is cited by the late literary figure Chinua Achebe in his memoir of the Nigerian Civil War which lasted from 1967 to 1970. The protagonist in my book, as was the case with Achebe himself, became a propagandist for the cause of Biafran secession. The memoir refers to the segment in my book when the world champion boxer enlists into the Biafra Army and is commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Morale Corps of the rebel army.

Achebe’s memoir also references the career record of Dick Tiger that I produced after the research for my book was completed. The revised record provided boxing historians and record keepers clarification on the early part of the fighter’s career in Nigeria.

Strong and Smart – Towards a Pedagogy for Emancipation: Education for First Peoples (Part of New Studies in Critical Realism and Education Series) (Routledge) 2012

A 2001 commentary of mine, ‘The Politics of Anthony Mundine’ is cited in this work by an Australian Aboriginal academic Dr. Chris Sarra. The book is partly biographical but also utilises the ‘critical realism’ theory of Roy Bhaskar as a template for Aboriginal Australians to transform their social condition.

My commentary was a critical appraisal of a famous Australian boxer of Aboriginal descent, Anthony Mundine, and the fall out created by remarks he made after the September 11th attacks in America. Sarra cites my work in the context of a discourse on contemporary Aboriginal heroes including Mundine who he argues is a positive role model despite the opprobrium often heaped upon this outspoken figure by white Australians.

Boxing in America: An Autopsy (Praeger Publishers) 2012

My work ‘DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’ is referenced in this book, a critique of boxing as a force in the cultural and sporting history of the United States.

The author David L. Hudson is an adjunct professor of law at Vanderbilt University who is a First Amendment scholar as well as a sports writer.

Game Plan: A Social History of Sports in Alberta (University of Alberta Press) 2012

‘Not a Visiting Apprentice’; chapter 6 of my book ‘DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’ is cited in Game Plan, a book which examines the social and cultural importance of sports in the Canadian state of Alberta from the 1880s to the present.

The area culled by Karen L. Wall relates to the Commonwealth middleweight title bouts fought respectively in 1960 and 1961 between the subject of my book and Wilf Greaves, a Canadian boxing champion.

The author holds a Phd and is an Associate Professor in the Communications Studies Program at Athabasca University, Alberta.

Down But Never Out (Open Books Press) 2010

‘DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’ is cited and text reproduced by the author Charles Redner in this book which serves as a parallel biography of a former world middleweight boxing champion, Joey Giardello –who was an opponent of the subject of my book- and his mentally handicapped son Carmine. After a narrative on his career, the book focuses on Giardello’s role in charities associated with aiding children with special needs as well as his part in the creation of the Special Olympics.

Academic Journals

My work has been cited in the following journals:

• The International Journal of the History of Sport
• Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts

International Journal of the History of Sport

‘The Whole Place is in Pandemonium: Dick Tiger versus Gene Fullmer III and the Consumption of Boxing in Nigeria’ which appeared in a 2013 edition of the International Journal of the History of Sport references a great deal of DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’, my biography of this pioneer African fighter and its coverage of the first ever world boxing championship fight in Black Africa – a bout which occurred more than a decade before the famous title bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire.

The author Michael Gennaro, a history lecturer, is a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida. Its ‘Center for African Studies’ is by a reliable estimation one of the best funded of its kind in the United States.

Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts

A product of the Law School of Ivy Leagued Columbia University, the journal is a quarterly publication which covers “all aspects of law and the arts, entertainment, media and intellectual property, both domestic and international”.

‘In This Corner: An Analysis of Federal Boxing Legislation’ which appeared in the spring 2011 edition of the Columbia Journal of the Law & the Arts was an article appraising the record of Congress’s legislative intervention in the corrupt and brutal world of boxing. The writer references a work of mine entitled ‘Retreading Hagler versus Hearns’; a commentary that analysed an excitingly brutal world middleweight title confrontation which, from the writer’s perspective, formed the often two-sided coin that permeates boxing’s folklore; that is the tales of great fights, indomitable courage etcetera on the one side and on the other darker side, the tales of exploitation and unethical business practices.

The author Brad Ehrlichman is a New York City trial lawyer earned the accolade of James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar at Columbia Law School.

Academic Textbooks

My work has been cited in the following academic textbook:

• Writing the Synthesis Essay

Writing the Synthesis Essay

My commentary ‘Pug of Ages: Weep for Me’ was reproduced in its entirety for a segment in an English language textbook geared towards developing the critical thinking skills of senior high school students preparing to enter higher education institutions in America.

The articles selected by the editors revolved around an exploration of a range of contentious issues: genetics, boxing, beauty and war. Each of the articles contained within the ‘cluster’ of themed sections is followed by a series of questions.

‘Pug of Ages: Weep for Me’ explores the economic, social and cultural issues historically and contemporarily associated with professional boxing including racism, financial exploitation, unethical business practices and the involvement of organised crime.

My work appears alongside reproductions of works by Joyce Carol Oates; the distinguished American author/novelist and English language professor, and William Hazlitt, famed for his humanistic essays and literary criticism: in Oates’s case an excerpt from her seminal book ‘On Boxing’ and Hazlitt, his famed 1822 essay, ‘The Fight’. Another contributor Gordon Marino of Saint Olaf College in Minnesota, a philosophy professor, is the Curator of the Hong Kierkegaard Library.

Reference Books

My work has been cited in the following reference books:

• Great Athletes – Boxing & Soccer
• Historical Dictionary of Boxing
• Dictionary of African Biography

• Combat Sports: An Encyclopedia of Wrestling, Fighting and Mixed Martial Arts
• The African-American National Biography

Great Athletes – Boxing & Soccer (Volume 1 of a 12-Volume set)

My book ‘DICK TIGER: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal’ is referenced in this, the “largest and most comprehensive collection of sports biographies published in a single reference work”.

Historical Dictionary of Boxing

My biography on Dick Tiger is referenced in this undertaking which covers boxing’s history from 688 B.C. to 2012 AD. It is published under the auspices of Scarecrow Press an American publisher best-known for “providing quality scholarly, general interest and reference works for the patrons of Public Schools and Academic libraries, as well as professional books for the librarians that serve them.”

Dictionary of African Biography (6-Volume set)

Again, my book on Dick Tiger was relied on for source information in constructing a profile of the pugilist in this “major biographical dictionary covering the lives and legacies of notable men and women from all eras and walks of life".


Both editors are Harvard University academics; Emmanuel Akyeampong being a Professor of History of History and of African and African-American Studies and Henry Louis Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American-American Research.

Combat Sports: An Encyclopedia of Wrestling, Fighting and Mixed Martial Arts

The biography of Dick Tiger is utilised as source material in a work which details figures and events in a range of combat sports encompassing boxing, sumo wrestling, kickboxing, Greco-Roman wrestling and mixed martial arts.

Author David L.Hudson is a first amendment scholar, licensed boxing judge and author of books related to competitive sports.

The African-American National Biography (8-Volume set)

The Dick Tiger biography is referenced in an eight-volume reference set containing over 4,000 entries "written and signed by distinguished scholars" under the direction of Editors in Chief Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. Higginbotham, like Gates, is a Harvard scholar where she is a professor of History and African American Studies. These volumes are touted as "the most significant and expansive compilation of black lives in print today".

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