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Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics

Jesse Berrett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041709
eISBN:
9780252050374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041709.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book explores professional football’s rising popularity in the 1960s and its simultaneous promotion by the NFL as “what makes this country great.” Taking the NFL seriously as a producer of ... More


‘They used Americana, all painted and polished, to make the enormous impression they did’: selling the Reagan revolution through the 1984 Olympic Games1

Umberto Tulli

in Sport and diplomacy: Games within games

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526131058
eISBN:
9781526138873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526131058.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The chapter aims at investigating the role of the Reagan administration in organizing the Games. Contrary to previous understanding, which tend to dismiss federal government involvment in the ... More


Epilogue: Hollywood Ending

Jesse Berrett

in Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041709
eISBN:
9780252050374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041709.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The epilogue traces the rise of Ronald Reagan, the politician who synthesized a new language from these materials. In 1980, he concluded the debate over football’s meaning with repeated appeals to ... More


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