Sport and Neoliberalism

9781439905036: Hardback
Release Date: 13th July 2012

9781439905043: Paperback
Release Date: 13th July 2012

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 310

Series Sporting

Temple University Press

Sport and Neoliberalism

Politics, Consumption, and Culture

Edited by
David L. Andrews
Written by
Michael L Silk
Hardback / £73.00
Paperback / £32.00

How neoliberal politics appropriates sports for its own ends

1 Sport and the Neoliberal Conjuncture: Complicating the Consensus • Michael L. Silk • David L. Andrews

Part I  Structures, Formations, and Mechanics of Neoliberalism
2 A Distorted Playing Field: Neoliberalism and Sport through the lens of Economic Citizenship • Toby Miller
3 Advanced Liberal Government, Sport Policy, and “Building the Active Citizen” • Mick Green
4 Race, Class, and Politics in Post-Katrina America • Michael D. Giardina • C. L. Cole
5 Nike U: Full-Program Athletics Contracts and the Corporate University • Samantha King
6 Growth and Nature: Reflections on Sport, Carbon Neutrality, and Ecological Modernization • Brian Wilson
7 The Uncanny of Olympic Time: Michael Phelps and the End of Neoliberalism • Grant Farred

Part II  Government, Governance, and the Cultural Geographies of Neoliberalism
8 The Governance of the Neoliberal Sporting City • Michael L. Silk • David L. Andrews
9 Governing Play: Moral Geographies, Healthification, and Neoliberal Urban Imaginaries • Caroline Fusco
10 Neoliberal Redevelopment, Sport Infrastructure, and the Militarization of U.S. Urban Terrain • Kimberly S. Schimmel
11 Economies of Surf: Evolution, Territorialism, and the Erosion of Localism • Leslie Heywood • Mark Montgomery
12 Free Running: Post-Sport Liminality in a Neoliberal World • Michael Atkinson

Part III  Consuming Pleasure: Citizenship, Subjectivities, and “Popular” Sporting Pedagogies
13 Out-of-Bounds Plays: The Women’s National Basketball Association and the Neoliberal Imaginings of Sexuality • Mary G. McDonald
14 Pedagogies of Fat: The Social Currency of Slenderness • Jessica M. Francombe • Michael L. Silk
15 Technologies of the South: Sport, Subjectivity, and “Swinging” Capital • Joshua I. Newman
16 Hijacking Canadian Identity: Stephen Harper, Hockey, and the Terror of Neoliberalism • Jay Scherer • Lisa McDermott
17 Global Smackdown: Vince McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment, and Neoliberalism • Ted Butryn

Afterword: Sport and Neoliberalism • Norman K. Denzin


David L. Andrews is a professor in the Physical Cultural Studies Program, Department of Kinesiology, at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Michael L. Silk is a reader in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Bath.

"Sport and Neoliberalism provides an ideal opportunity to consider and assess [neoliberalism's] relevance to the functioning and performance of contemporary sport.... One area in which the editors excelled is [the] inclusion of a wide variety of sport issues and sport settings.... This addition to sport literature is insightful and invaluable and serves as a strong call to action for sport management researchers."