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

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7   Concluding Comments

The Post-9/11 Sporting Popular—Pedagogy, Culture, Politics

This book, like the work of those scholars that has been centered on understanding sport in the post-9/11 period, has been focused on (increasingly corporatized) national imaginings within the sporting popular. The intent has been to illuminate and understand the cultural pedagogies responsible for the normalization of certain versions of nation and nationalism. As is clear, the sporting popular is clearly anchored in power relations that serve particular ends, and thereby perpetuate structural inequalities. In exposing the sporting popular as a contested site of inequality that tends to consolidate, if not actively produce, existing relations of power, it becomes ...

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