How Postmodernism Explains Football and Football Explains Postmodernism: The Billy Clyde Conundrum

  • Robert L. Kerr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 127-143

About this book

Introduction

American football and postmodernist theory are both objects of popular and scholarly interest that reveal remarkable sociological insights. Analysis of media-driven commercial football documents how narratives of sportsmanship/brutality, heroism/antiheroism, athleticism/self-indulgence, honor/chicanery, and chivalry/sexism compete and thrive.

Keywords

emotion football gender media postmodernism sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert L. Kerr
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OklahomaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137534071
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56296-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53407-1
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