The Cultural Politics of Post-9/11 American Sport: Power, Pedagogy and the Popular

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-11-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $155.00 Save up to $23.25
  • Rent Book $131.75
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Alongside the glib treatment of 9/11 in popular culture in television shows such as 24 or films like United 93 , it has become 'normalised' for the kick off of the National Football League to be presented live from the national monument in Washington; for ESPN to present Sportscenter live from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; for the Olympic coverage of Iraq's first soccer game to be framed through a US 'liberation' narrative; or for para-military fitness instructors to publicly refine the bodies of the obese on The Biggest Loser . In this book, Silk critically interrogates these mediated sport spectacles, arguing that events such as the Super Bowl, the Olympic Games, and the Little League World Series appropriate and mobilise US corporo-political needs, opining a myopic expression of American jingoism, international and domestic war cries, militarism and geo-political domination. The book thus uncovers how political, economic and military trajectories in the post 9/11 era have been normalized, reduced to the affective realm of popular culture, and nurtured and expressed in, and through, commercial media sporting spectacles.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Pedagogy, Culture, 8c Politics: The Post-9/11 Sporting Nationp. 1
Localized Sporting Spectacle: Hope, Heroes, & Homelandp. 21
Militarized Sporting Spectacle: The Post-9/11 Patriarchal Body Politicp. 44
Physical (Bio)Pedagogies of the Self: The Valorized Neoliberal Corpus & the Post-9/11 Pariahp. 70
The (Magical) Perversity of Public Pedagogy: The Miracle of Mice, Men, & Boysp. 87
Empire Games: Neo-Imperialism & the Axis of Evilp. 116
Concluding Comments: The Post-9/11 Sporting Popular- Pedagogy, Culture, Politicsp. 139
Postscriptp. 150
Notesp. 153
Referencesp. 157
Indexp. 179
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review