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Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation: Consumption and the Cultural Politics of Neoliberalism Joshua I. Newman

Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation: Consumption and the Cultural Politics of Neoliberalism

Joshua I. Newman

Published April 5th 2012
ISBN : 9781283360326
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302 pages
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Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation critically interrogates stockcar racings ascendance into the upper-echelon of the North American sporting popular. While most contributions to the public discourse gloss over NASCARs exclusively white racialMoreSport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation critically interrogates stockcar racings ascendance into the upper-echelon of the North American sporting popular. While most contributions to the public discourse gloss over NASCARs exclusively white racial identity politics, its underlying patriarchal gender politics, its overtly conservative political commitment, its hyper-Christian orthodoxy, and its omnipresent commercialism, this book connects the dots and critically analyzes the problematic nature of this non-natural, strategically-orchestrated sporting spectacle.