Much of the writing on the post-9/11 period in the United States has focused on the role of qofficialq Government rhetoric about 9/11. Those who have focused on the news media have suggested that they played a key role in (re)defining the nation, allowing the citizenry to come to terms with 9/11, in providing aofficiala understandings and interpretations of the event, and setting the terms for a geo-political-military response (the war on terror). However, strikingly absent from post-9/11 writing has been discussion on the role of sport in this moment. This text provides the first, book-length account, of the ways in which the sport media, in conjunction with a number of interested parties a sporting, state, corporate, philanthropic and military a operated with a seeming collective affinity to conjure up nation, to define nation and its citizenry, and, to demonize others. Through analysis of a variety of cultural products a film, childrenas baseball, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, reality television a the book reveals how, in the post-9/11 moment, the sporting popular operated as a powerful and highly visible pedagogic weapon in the armory of the Bush Administration, operating to define ways of being American and thus occlude other ways of being.Even though extremely differenta one a feature film and the other a#39;regulara#39; television broadcasts of the Little League World Series, a childrena#39;s baseball competitionathey both bear the hallmarks of Disneya#39;s atrademarked innocencea ( Giroux, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Cultural Politics of Post-9/11 American Sport|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-06-17|