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Michael Sam’s coming out is a challenge to the vicarious masculinity that American men derive from the NFL

Crawley, Sara L. (2014) Michael Sam’s coming out is a challenge to the vicarious masculinity that American men derive from the NFL. LSE American Politics and Policy (04 Apr 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In February, Michael Sam, a college football player eligible for the National Football League’s draft, came out as gay. If signed, he would be the first openly gay player in the NFL. Sara L. Crawley reflects on Sam’s announcement, and the reactions of those both in and out of the NFL. She argues that while his homosexuality is a challenge to the vicarious masculinity that American men derive from the NFL, Sam’s desire to not become an activist means that the heteronormative nature of elite sport in the US is unlikely to change.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 10:35
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58840

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