Abstract

Abstract:

When English Premier League soccer resumed after the COVID-19 lockdown, players took a knee as one at the beginning of every match in support of Black Lives Matter and continued to do so throughout the following season. The uniform adoption of the gesture made famous by Colin Kaepernick has been critiqued as “performative activism,” placing it within the discourse on the nature of performativity. This article contends that while such activism can have transformative effects on public performance, the extent of its material effects will likely be measured in sustained labor organization that challenges the frame of elite sport itself.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2165-2686
Print ISSN
0888-3203
Pages
pp. 135-139
Launched on MUSE
2021-08-11
Open Access
No
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