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Friday, September 27, 2019

-- University of Rhode Island kinesiology professor Kyle Kusz has a problem with Tom Brady. Kusz authored a chapter in a recently published book titled, The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport, in which he takes aim at Brady's white masculinity.


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In this chapter, I critically examine cultural representations"advertisements, journalistic accounts, social media, documentaries, and even film and television cameos"of New England Patriots' quarterback, Tom Brady to show how they articulate with many similar racial, gender, and class ideas and affects that organize the Trump campaign and presidency. More specifically, I illuminate how Brady's white masculinity is often coded as unapologetic about his socio-economic privileges, omnipotent in his manliness, and as a master of his body and athletic craft. In short, Brady embodies a living fantasy of white male omnipotence that serves symbolically as an imagined solution to white male anxiety for those who feel that the United States is in the midst of a culture war against white men and traditional American culture and values. In each of these ways, cultural (and self-) representations of Brady's white masculinity showcase the new preferred representational logics used to render white masculinity visible within this latest wave of backlash politics that extends from the Trump White House through popular culture to the online spaces that brought the alt-right life. At stake in this politics is the renewal of white male prerogative as the taken-for-granted governing logic of American civic life.


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These are the professors "teaching" the next generation. The idiocracy is right on schedule.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-27 11:24 AM | Reply

Kyle Kusz knows how to get funding!

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-27 11:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm not a big Brady fan, but he represents excellence and achievement, something that socialist soy boys like Kusz despises.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-27 11:34 AM | Reply

I bet he screams when John Wayne pops up on the tube.

#4 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-27 12:36 PM | Reply

Article gave me cancer.

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-09-27 12:44 PM | Reply

I'm far from a Brady fan, but this is the dumbest article I've read in a long time.

#6 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-27 02:29 PM | Reply

Brady is a radical offensive supremacist; dangerous even.

The G.O.A.T. is extremely bigoted towards safeties, zone, man-to-man, and cover 2.

The entire cities of Buffalo and Miami fear him. The gold digger married money too.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-27 11:12 PM | Reply

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