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Media Sport Stars

Media Sport Stars Author Garry Whannel
ISBN-10 9781134698707
Release 2005-07-08
Pages 288
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Media Sport Stars considers how masculinity and male identity are represented through images of sport and sport stars. From the pre-radio era to today's specialist TV channels, newspaper supplements and websites, Whannel traces the growing cultural importance of sport and sportmen, showing how the very practices of sport are still bound up with the production of masculinities. Through a series of case studies of British and American sportsmen, Whannel traces the emergence of of the sporting 'hero' and 'star' , and considers the ways in which the lives of sport stars are narrated through the media. Focusing on figures like Muhammad Ali and David Beckham, whose fame has spread well beyond the world of sport, he shows how growing media coverage has helped produced a sporting system, and examines how modern celebrity addresses the issues of race and nation, performance and identity, morality and violence. From Babe Ruth to Mike Tyson, Media Sport Stars demonstrates that, in an era in which both morality and masculinity are percieved to be 'in crisis', sport holds a central place in contemporary culture, and sport stars become the focal point for discourses of masculinity and morality.

Culture Politics and Sport

Culture  Politics and Sport Author Garry Whannel
ISBN-10 9781134115617
Release 2008-01-11
Pages 288
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'Whannel is a foundational figure in the study of sports and the media. ...For 20 years his writing has set a high standard ...and it remains an inspiration to many' - Toby Miller, Professor of Cultural Studies, New York University, USA Garry Whannel’s text Blowing the Whistle: The Politics of Sport broke new ground when it was first published in 1983. Its polemical discussion brought sports as cultural politics into the academic arena and set the agenda for a new wave of researchers. Since the 1980s sport studies has matured both as an academic discipline and as a focus for mainstream political and public policy debate. In Culture, Politics and Sport: Blowing the Whistle, Revisited, Garry Whannel revisits the themes that led his first edition, assessing their 1980s context from our new millennium perspective, and exploring their continued relevance for contemporary sports academics. This revisited volume will appeal to undergraduate students and researchers in sports and cultural studies. Garry Whannel is Professor of Media Cultures and Director of the Centre for International Media Analysis at the University of Bedfordshire. His previous books include Media Sports Stars: Masculinities and Moralities, Fields in Vision: Television Sport and Cultural Transformation, Understanding Sport (co-authored with John Horne and Alan Tomlinson) and Understanding Television (co-edited with Andrew Goodwin), all published by Routledge.

Sport Media Culture

Sport  Media  Culture Author ALINA BERNSTEIN
ISBN-10 9781136344848
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 272
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An examination of the central features of the sport-media phenomenon, focusing on Europe and the USA. The book analyses such issues as new media technology; gender, ethnicity and local dimensions of collective identity; women in American basketball advertising; and cult football radio in Scotland.

Crime Deviance and Doping

Crime  Deviance and Doping Author M. Yar
ISBN-10 9781137403759
Release 2014-01-06
Pages 106
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Yar examines the autobiographies of fallen sports stars, exploring their fall from grace and the stigma it entails. Drawing upon sociological and criminological perspectives, it illuminates how fallen stars use confessional acts of story-telling to seek forgiveness, vindication and redemption.

The End of Television

The End of Television Author Elihu Katz
ISBN-10 1412978521
Release 2009-09-17
Pages 235
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Is television dead? The classic television era of the 1950s and 1960s, characterized by limited choices of programs broadcast on over the air channels to families as if they were seated around a hearth – and to a nation as if gathered around a campfire – has indeed ended. Throughout the drastic evolution of this media, thousands of studies have examined the short-term effects of television, such as the evaluation of persuasion campaigns. Yet there is scant research on the overreaching sociological impacts of television and its centrality to Western culture over the past 60 years. This compelling volume of The ANNALS is the first collection of rigorous articles devoted to studying ways in which television has impacted our values, ideologies, institutions, social structure, and culture.

Sport Stars

Sport Stars Author David L. Andrews
ISBN-10 9781134598540
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 304
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In a culture obsessed with celebrity, sportmen and women are some of the highest profile figures. We are fascinated by sport stars' lifestyles, love lives, and earning power. Sport Stars investigates the nature of contemporary sporting celebrity, examining stars' often turbulent relationships with the media, and with the sporting establishment. Through a series of case studies of sporting stars, including Diego Maradona, Michael Jordan, Venus Williams and David Beckham, contributors examine the cultural, political, economic and technological forces which combine to produce sporting celebrity, and consider the ways in which these most public of individuals inform and influence private experience.

Refereeing Identity

Refereeing Identity Author Michael Buma
ISBN-10 9780773586994
Release 2012-03-09
Pages 336
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Hockey novels in Canada have emerged and thrived as a popular fiction genre, building on the mythology of Canadian hockey as a rough, testosterone-fuelled bastion of masculinity. However, recent decades have also been a period of uncertainty and change for the game, where players and teams have been exported to the US and traditional gender assumptions in hockey have increasingly been questioned. In Refereeing Identity, Michael Buma examines the ways in which the hockey novel genre attempts to reassure readers that "threatened" traditional Canadian and masculine identities still thrive on the ice. In a period of perceived crisis and flux, hockey novels offer readers the comforting familiarity of earlier times when the game was synonymous with Canada and men were defined by their physical strength. This comprehensive study of Canadian hockey novels draws on history, sport sociology, and literary criticism to challenge assumptions and stereotypes about identity. With the return of the Winnipeg Jets refuelling hockey nationalism and the public debate over hockey violence intensifying, Refereeing Identity is a timely and incisive account of how the game is represented - and misrepresented - in Canadian society.

Social Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity For SUNY at Cortland

Social Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity  For SUNY at Cortland Author
ISBN-10 0073050407
Release 2004
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Social Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity For SUNY at Cortland has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Social Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity For SUNY at Cortland also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Social Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity For SUNY at Cortland book for free.

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows Author David Kenneth Wiggins
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066736136
Release 2006
Pages 459
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Presents a collection of essays which examine the lives and sports of famous and not-so- famous African American men and women athletes from the nineteenth century onwards. This work includes twenty biographies that furnish perspectives on the changing status of these athletes.

Power play

Power play Author Raymond Boyle
ISBN-10 0748635939
Release 2009-06
Pages 254
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Praise for the first edition: "An excellent book that tries to come to grips with the ever-increasing role of sport in the media as a particular phenomenon of twentieth-century popular culture."& - European Journal of Communication "Excellent, well written and informative... of interest and use to a wider constituency."& - Times Higher Education Supplement Since its first publication in 2000, Power Playhas become a key text in the study of media sport. Charting the relationship between sport and the media, the book examines the media's domination of the way sport is played, organized, represented, and understood in society. This fully revised and updated edition reviews recent developments in the interdisciplinary field of media sport studies and provides new analysis of the global sports media marketplace, taking into consideration the rapid changes in the media coverage of sport brought by the Internet and new digital media platforms. Written by two experienced and internationally renowned researchers in the field, Power Playrecasts our understanding of media sport in the twenty first century.


Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106016603638
Release 2002
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Choice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Choice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Choice book for free.

Sport and society

Sport and society Author Barrie Houlihan
ISBN-10 UOM:39015076164774
Release 2008
Pages 585
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Organised around themes of exclusion and opportunity, commercialism and the global arena of sport, this new edition provides much-needed coverage of the relations between sport practice, social policy and the social contexts in which both occur.

The Bountiful Game

The Bountiful Game Author Jonathan Magee
ISBN-10 1841261785
Release 2005
Pages 301
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The global popularity of association football is anundeniable fact. The game generates interest for many andprofits for a few in almost every corner of the world.However, reference to the success of the global game isfrequently closely accompanied by warnings of crisis -administrative, financial, technological and moral. Thisnew ......

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

International Review for the Sociology of Sport Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89099573743
Release 2007
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International Review for the Sociology of Sport has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from International Review for the Sociology of Sport also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full International Review for the Sociology of Sport book for free.

Sporting Lives

Sporting Lives Author James W. Pipkin
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073871173
Release 2008
Pages 161
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"Examines autobiographies by athletes such as Wilt Chamberlain, Babe Ruth, Martina Navratilova, and Dennis Rodman, and analyzes common themes and recurring patterns in the accounts of their lives and sporting experiences"--Provided by publisher.

The trouble with men

The trouble with men Author Phil Powrie
ISBN-10 1904764096
Release 2004
Pages 253
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The Trouble With Men is a timely new collection of essays focusing on masculinity and film, particularly the representation of European masculinity. Split into four sections - Stars, Class & Race, Fathers and Bodies - areas covered include the Carmen films, Yiddish cinema and romantic comedy. National cinemas discussed include Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and France, as well as discussion of masculinity as represented by contemporary Hollywood. Michael Caine's status as a working-class hero is featured alongside Gene Kelly and Alain Delon's spectacular masculinity; other case studies include Aprile (Nanni Moretti), Seul contre tous (Gaspar No?), Notting Hill (Roger Michell), The Beach (Danny Boyle) and Gladiator (Ridley Scott).

The Hummer

The Hummer Author Elaine Cardenas
ISBN-10 073911476X
Release 2007-04-28
Pages 262
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The Hummer: Myths and Consumer Culture is a study of the notorious automobile/sports utility vehicle. Featuring more than fifteen essays, this collection analyzes the Hummer through a wide array of disciplines, including material culture, marketing and advertising, popular culture, military technology, urban planning, and political economy. It provides a complete overview of the vehicle: production, marketing aspects, and cultural significance.