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dc.contributor.advisorAsante, Molefi Kete
dc.contributor.advisorThompson, Heather Ann
dc.creatorBrown, Andrew D.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-03T16:23:28Z
dc.date.available2020-11-03T16:23:28Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.other920555069
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/2637
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines how manhood is conceptualized by Black National Football League (NFL) prospects and explores how their characterizations of manhood are associated with their desire to become NFL players. This mixed-method study uses data collected by interviewing and surveying fifteen Black NFL draft prospects who were or would be eligible for the NFL draft between 2005-2016. The data are supplemented with existing literature and analyzed using the "Utamaduni Bwana" table of African cultural manhood in order to (1) culturally locate participants' conceptions of manhood, (2) identify the African elements within their conceptions of manhood, and (3) highlight the agency within their responses. In essence, this dissertation explores the significance of the NFL draft and the influence of colonization on Black NFL prospects' conceptions of manhood. This study found that Black NFL prospects' desire to reach the NFL is heavily associated with their attempt to reach manhood. The characteristics most commonly found in the participants' conceptions of manhood are strength, independence, and financial success; and their perceptions of NFL players contain hyper-expressions of these same characteristics. In addition, Black NFL prospects' conceptualization of manhood contain both African cultural elements and, as a result of colonization, hegemonic Western cultural elements. This dissertation makes an important contribution to sporting and gender literature by using an Afrocentric methodology to push beyond the normative investigation of Black-male athletes' identity and sporting goals. This study offers new and culturally appropriate questions regarding race, gender, and sports.
dc.format.extent232 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartofTheses and Dissertations
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dc.subjectAfrican American Studies
dc.subjectGender Studies
dc.subjectAthletes
dc.subjectBlack Manhood
dc.subjectManhood
dc.subjectNfl
dc.subjectRace
dc.subjectSports
dc.titleDRAFTING INTO MANHOOD: BLACK NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS' CONCEPTIONS OF MANHOOD AND IDEAS OF PLAYING IN THE NFL
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dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, James Earl
dc.contributor.committeememberConyers, James L.
dc.description.departmentAfrican American Studies
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/2619
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dc.description.degreePh.D.
refterms.dateFOA2020-11-03T16:23:28Z


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