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The Resource Pigskin nation : how the NFL remade American politics, Jesse Berrett

Pigskin nation : how the NFL remade American politics, Jesse Berrett

Label
Pigskin nation : how the NFL remade American politics
Title
Pigskin nation
Title remainder
how the NFL remade American politics
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Berrett
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When we think about "the '60s," most of us know where the era's major confrontations took place--outside the Pentagon, on college campuses, in the streets of Chicago. Not on the sidelines of a football field. Yet football was the sport of the decade. What did it say that Americans craved regular doses of televised but rule-bound mayhem at the same time that real violence involving Americans roughly the same age was taking place half a world away? The game's militaristic aura suggests a simple story: brutish, crewcut traditionalism opposing itself to the gentle, peace-loving vibe of hippie protestors. Whatever your political perspective, the NFL tried to convince you that you could enjoy the game. Pigskin Nation argues that we can better understand the decade's political battles by paying attention to these collisions between football and many different people's visions of America. The NFL's attempts to define football to America at large produced a sports-entertainment complex that helped define "the new politics." In a society where Americans across the political spectrum were busily "politicizing" things, the NFL itself, players, coaches, and fans--some as prominent as the President and Vice-President--leveraged the game's political implications to shape a post-'60s language built on spectacle. Politics and sports and celebrity and news all became part of a grander cycle focused less on traditional party loyalties and more on presentation, television, and style. Pigskin Nation tells the story of how the spectacle of football made its way into politics and culture and created a new template for the future
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berrett, Jesse Isaac
Dewey number
796.332/64
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV955.5.N35
LC item number
B45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sport and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Football League
  • Football
  • Football
  • Political culture
Label
Pigskin nation : how the NFL remade American politics, Jesse Berrett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780252041709
Lccn
2017048958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1004757788
  • (OCoLC)1004757788
Label
Pigskin nation : how the NFL remade American politics, Jesse Berrett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780252041709
Lccn
2017048958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1004757788
  • (OCoLC)1004757788

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