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Football and Manliness: An Unauthorized Feminist Account of the NFL

Thomas P. Oates


This book traces a quiet transformation in public life, in which a populist sense of white male aggrievement, and an admiration for deal-making sensibilities and an interest in remaking the self have combined to form a potent political formation. To understand it, the book identifies a central cultural site where aspects of this formation has been developed, refined, and occasionally contested: media texts about the National Football League (NFL). Deploying the tools of feminist media analysis, it seeks answers to a number of questions: How have the corporate-produced meanings of the league sh ... More

Keywords: critical-cultural studies, feminism, football, gender, hegemony, masculinity, media studies, race, whiteness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040948
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040948.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas P. Oates, author
University of Iowa