2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
Saturday, November 3 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Globalized NFL: Boundaries, Flows, Politics #1

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Sport has proven an increasingly important domain to examine the ever-evolving boundaries, flows, and politics of globalization (Miller et. al, 2001; Giulianotti & Robertson 2007; Joo 2012). The session opens a conversation about the globalization of the NFL. We are interested in critically examining the cultural, gendered, racial, and economic politics of a “Globalized NFL”. From its 1990s American Bowl series to its 2005-2016 re-imagination as NFL International, to the ongoing targeting of NFL London and NFL Mexico branded games, Globalized NFL proves formidable in the latest phase of globalization and sports. We seek contributors interested in examining histories, implications, flows, and politics of Globalized NFL from an array of theoretical orientations and intersectional lenses. Contributors are welcomed to draw from this year’s conference theme, “Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, and Culture” as it may pertain to Globalized NFL. Essays may be included in a potential book and/or special issue.

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Kyle Kusz

University of Rhode Island
Notes on the NFL, Tom Brady, and Trump’s brand of white nationalismIn this paper, I explore how President Trump uses the NFL to express and normalize his brand of white nationalism with its emphasis on containing and disciplining black citizenship and re-naturalizing white male... Read More →

Adam E. Rugg

Fairfield University

John N. Singer

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of Liberation: Methods of Resistance in Sporting Spaces #1Last Chance U: Exploring College Football Experiences and Media Narratives through Video ElicitationIn 2016 Netflix released an original documentary series, Last Chance U, focused on the East Mississippi State... Read More →

John Valentine

MacEwan University
The NFL’s invasion of Canada: Growth and Resistance.From the first cross-border game in 1874, American football has rarely been hampered by the 49th parallel.  Consequently, Canada was the obvious first national boundary to be breeched when the NFL’s international growth started... Read More →

Anthony J. Weems

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of liberation: Methods of resistance in sporting spaces #2Sport Management: Courage to Grow Through Songs of LiberationIn an article entitled “Sport without management” in the Journal of Sport Management, Newman (2014) problematized how the field of sport management... Read More →


C. Richard King

Columbia College Chicago
Intercepting the Game: Representing the NFL in AustriaAs football travels, its changes. While the rules and play of the game remain largely same, it takes on new meanings, often expressed in imaginative and unexpected ways. This is very much the case in Austria, where American football... Read More →

Jorge Moraga

California State University at Bakersfield

Saturday November 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
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