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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

(p.1) Prologue Football, Manliness, and Populism
Football and Manliness

Thomas P. Oates

University of Illinois Press

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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