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The Cultural Politics of Post-9/11 American Sport by Michael Silk

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1    Pedagogy, Culture, & Politics

The Post-9/11 Sporting Nation

The tragic and horrific events that surround the day of September 11th, 2001, its pre-history and the military, cultural, political, and economic events that have taken place in its aftermath, are telling moments in the history of the US (and indeed the world). With the perspective of time (some 10 years), it is abundantly clear that the events of September 11th continue to shape the material and symbolic worlds we inhabit. At this current moment, and indeed, in the future, this day will continue to shape public conversation, what it means to be ‘normal’ / ‘American’ and thus ‘abnormal’ / other, military policy, economic strategizing, lawmaking, the arts, entertainment, news coverage, ...

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