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dc.contributor.authorTompkins, Joe
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-09T15:50:51Z
dc.date.available2018-01-09T15:50:51Z
dc.date.issued2017-07-18
dc.identifier.citationTompkins, J. (2017). “It’s about respect!” college-athlete activism and left neoliberalism. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 14(4): 351-368. doi: 10.1080/14791420.2017.1348610.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1479-1420
dc.identifier.issne1479-4233
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10456/45412
dc.description.abstractThis essay offers a critique of left neoliberalism with reference to certain tendencies in cultural studies, antiracist politics, disparity discourse, and college sports. Where the dominant tendency in cultural studies has been to produce complex analyses of identity-based oppression, this article insists on a conception of class politics that, on the one hand, calls for more attention to exploitation and, on the other, de-emphasizes the “working-class identity” model. By examining two recent episodes of athlete activism in college sports—namely, the much-admired “strike against racism” at the University of Missouri in 2015 and the widely condemned (and ultimately unsuccessful) effort by Northwestern University football players to form a union in 2014—the article contends that the commitment to eliminating racism and indifference to ending exploitation in these contexts reflects the broader commitments of a “left-wing” neoliberalism that devotes itself to ending inequality without redistributing wealth.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCommunication and Critical/Cultural Studiesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1080/14791420.2017.1348610en_US
dc.subjectClassen_US
dc.subjectneoliberalismen_US
dc.subjectraceen_US
dc.subjectlaboren_US
dc.subjectexploitationen_US
dc.subjectsportsen_US
dc.title“It’s about respect!” college-athlete activism and left neoliberalismen_US
dc.description.versionPublished articleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCommunication Arts & Theatreen_US
dc.description.embargoA manuscript version of this article can be made available for viewing to the public after 01/18/2019en_US
dc.citation.volume14en_US
dc.citation.issue4en_US
dc.citation.spage351en_US
dc.citation.epage368en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14791420.2017.1348610.
dc.contributor.avlauthorTompkins, Joe


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