Popcorn patriotism: a journey through US cultural politics

Dickerson, Nikolas (2017) Popcorn patriotism: a journey through US cultural politics. In: British Sociological Association Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum, 1 Sep 2017, School of Sport and Exercise Science at University of Lincoln.

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Stuart Hall (1998) argues that is through popular culture that the battle for hegemony takes place. Therefore, by examining forms of culture, we can gain insight into how ideology and cultural norms are contested and secured. This premise is the cornerstone of my own research and teaching. Forms of culture emerge out of specific historical contexts, and their meaning is crafted out of the social, political, economic, and historical articulations they are situated within (Hall, 1981). Drawing on my own personal experiences I am going to illustrate this theoretical perspective regarding culture through a teaching example, a current research project, and an emerging piece of scholarship. It is the power of culture to act as a form of pedagogy, which makes Henry Giroux (2001) argue that the terrain of culture should be used to intervene in the world to disrupt current arrangements of power. This principle lays the foundation for the work I do in the classroom and my own work, and the seeds for this approach to understanding the world were planted in my undergraduate experience

Keywords:Nationalism, sport, race and ethnicity, cultural politics, Media
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
T Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian Languages, Literature and related subjects > T700 American studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Deposited On:12 Mar 2018 11:28

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