Sport and Neoliberalism: Politics, Consumption, and Culture

Overview

Sport and Neoliberalism examines how the neo-liberal project creates priorities for civic society and, in effect, turns many aspects of sport into a vehicle of public governance. From the relationship between sport and the neoliberal state, through the environmental dimensions of neoliberal sport, to the political biopolitics of obesity, the essays in this volume explore the ways in which the "logics" of neoliberalism are manifest as powerful public pedagogies through the realm ...

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Overview

Sport and Neoliberalism examines how the neo-liberal project creates priorities for civic society and, in effect, turns many aspects of sport into a vehicle of public governance. From the relationship between sport and the neoliberal state, through the environmental dimensions of neoliberal sport, to the political biopolitics of obesity, the essays in this volume explore the ways in which the "logics" of neoliberalism are manifest as powerful public pedagogies through the realm of popular culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439905036
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 7/13/2012
  • Series: Sporting Series
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David L. Andrews is a professor in the Physical Cultural Studies Program, Department of Kinesiology, at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Michael L. Silk is a reader in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Bath.

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Table of Contents

1 Sport and the Neoliberal Conjuncture: Complicating the Consensus Michael L. Silk David L. Andrews 1

Part I Structures, Formations, and Mechanics of Neoliberalism

2 A Distorted Playing Field: Neoliberalism and Sport through the Lens of Economic Citizenship Toby Miller 23

3 Advanced Liberal Government, Sport Policy, and "Building the Active Citizen" Mick Green 38

4 Race, Class, and Politics in Post-Katrina America Michael D. Giardina C. L. Cole 57

5 Nike U: Full-Program Athletics Contracts and the Corporate University Samantha King 75

6 Growth and Nature: Reflections on Sport, Carbon Neutrality, and Ecological Modernization Brian Wilson 90

7 The Uncanny of Olympic Time: Michael Phelps and the End of Neoliberalism Grant Farred 109

Part II Government, Governance, and the Cultural Geographies of Neoliberalism

8 The Governance of the Neoliberal Sporting City Michael L. Silk David L. Andrews 127

9 Governing Play: Moral Geographies, Healthification, and Neoliberal Urban Imaginaries Caroline Fusco 143

10 Neoliberal Redevelopment, Sport Infrastructure, and the Militarization of U.S. Urban Terrain Kimberly S. Schimmel 160

11 Economies of Surf: Evolution, Territorialism, and the Erosion of Localism Leslie Heywood Mark Montgomery 177

12 Free Running: Post-sport Liminality in a Neoliberal World Michael Atkinson 193

Part III Consuming Pleasure: Citizenship, Subjectivities, and "Popular" Sporting Pedagogies

13 Out-of-Bounds Plays: The Women's National Basketball Association and the Neoliberal Imaginings of Sexuality Mary G. McDonald 211

14 Pedagogies of Fat: The Social Currency of Slenderness Jessica M. Francombe Michael L. Silk 225

15 Technologies of the South: Sport, Subjectivity, and "Swinging" Capital Joshua I. Newman 242

16 Hijacking Canadian Identity: Stephen Harper, Hockey, and the Terror of Neoliberalism Jay Scherer Lisa McDermott 259

17 Global Smackdown: Vince McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment, and Neoliberalism Ted Butryn 280

Afterword: Sport and Neoliberalism Norman K. Denzin 294

Contributors 303

Index 309

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