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Pigskin politicking: The American presidency and the changing politics of sport

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This thesis is concerned with the American presidency and what I call ‘pigskin politicking’, or the practice of deploying professional football and other sports for political gain. Pigskin politicking can be observed in presidential traditions that have become commonplace: phoning teams after important victories, inviting players and coaches to the White House, attending games, and more generally basking in the reflected glory of successful teams and athletes. Such practices have become so...

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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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