Making Sport Great Again

The Uber-Sport Assemblage, Neoliberalism, and the Trump Conjuncture

Authors: Andrews, David

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  • Provides a groundbreaking examination of the relationship between sport and politics in the contemporary United States
  • Contextualizes sport in the era of Trump and the rise of populism within a consideration of the broader social, political, and economic forces
  • Engages with politics and current issues to conclude in a timely and provocative call to action
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Blending critical theory, conjunctural cultural studies, and assemblage theory, Making Sport Great Again introduces and develops the concept of uber-sport: the sporting expression of late capitalism’s conjoined corporatizing, commercializing, spectacularizing, and celebritizing forces.  On different scales and in varying spaces, the uber-sport assemblage is revealed both to surreptitiously reinscribe the neoliberal preoccupation with consumption and to nurture the individualized consumer subject. Andrews further probes how uber-sport normalizes the ideological orientations and associate affective investments of the Trump assemblage’s authoritarian populism. Even as it articulates the regressive politicization of sport, Making Sport Great Again serves also as a call to action: how might progressives rearticulate uber-sport in emancipatory and actualizing political formations? 

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David L. Andrews is Professor of Physical Cultural Studies in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Sport Great Again
Book Subtitle
The Uber-Sport Assemblage, Neoliberalism, and the Trump Conjuncture
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15002-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15002-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15001-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 167
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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