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Football and ManlinessAn Unauthorized Feminist Account of the NFL$
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Thomas P. Oates

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252040948

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252040948.001.0001

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Football, Manliness, and Populism

Football, Manliness, and Populism

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(p.1) Prologue Football, Manliness, and Populism
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Football and Manliness
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Thomas P. Oates

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040948.003.0001

This prologue argues that the election of Donald Trump was made possible in part by the emergence of a new political formation. The formation promotes deal-making sensibilities, the amplifies white masculine anxieties, an fosters interest in self-improvement and organizational management. All three are unusually well-developed in the media culture surrounding professional football.

Keywords:   Masculinity, neoliberalism, politics, race, Donald Trump, whiteness

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