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Media, Sports, and Society - Lawrence A. Wenner

Media, Sports, and Society

By: Lawrence A. Wenner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st October 1989
ISBN: 9780803932449
Number Of Pages: 320

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Although the American obsession with mediated sports has grown tremendously in the past few years, there is little scholarly inquiry focused on how the mediated sports culture has developed and how we respond to it. Framed by a seminal article outlining the parameters of the communication of sports and pointing to major issues that need to be addressed in the relationship between sports and media, "Media, Sports and Society" provides a foundation for research on the communication of sports. Contributors examine the theoretical, cultural and historical issues, the production of mediated sports programming, its content and its audience. Individual chapters include a discussion of the spectacle of mediated sports, a comparison of Super Bowl Football and the World Cup Soccer, a consideration of the spectators' enjoyment of sports violence, the rhetoric of winning and the American dream, and a fascinating examination of gender harmony and sports interests.

Media, Sports, and Society
The Research Agenda
Media Made Sport
A History of Sports Coverage in the United States
Cultural Studies and the Sports/Media Complex
The Media Sports Production Complex
Sports Programming
Scheduling, Costs, and Competition
Professional Sports Organizations
Media Strategies
Making Spectacle
A Case Study in Television Sports Production
Media Sports Content
The Super Bowl Pre-Game Show
Cultural Fantasies and Political Subtext
Super Bowl Football versus World Cup Soccer
A Cultural-Structural Comparison
The Rhetoric of Winning and Losing
The American Dream and America's Team
Drugs and (Len) Bias on the Sports Page
The Audience For Media Sports
The Audience Experience with Sports on Television
Viewers' Enjoyment of Televised Sports Violence
Sex Typing, Sports Interests, and Relational Harmony
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ISBN: 9780803932449
ISBN-10: 0803932448
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st October 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.74 x 14.1  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.45