Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation

Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation

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Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation critically interrogates stockcar racing's ascendance into the upper-echelon of the North American sporting popular. While most contributions to the public discourse gloss over NASCAR's 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.(quoted in Pate, 2008, p. 2)28 Prowar sponsorships extend far ... At the 2007 Dodge Avenger 500 in Darlington, South Carolina, we noted the prominence of one particular private contractor, Force Protection. Making their debut as a primaryanbsp;...

Title:Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation
Author: Joshua I. Newman, Michael D. Giardina
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2011-10-11

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