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Sports Mania: Essays on Fandom and the Media in the 21st Century

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Leading scholars in sports communication tackle a wide range of subjects in these essays, including the ways in which people root for their teams, the consumption of sports information, and the uses of technology to cultivate fan communities. Taking an interdisciplinary approach through the fields of communication, psychology and telecommunications, this collection explores modern fans, their motives and culture, and their identification with sports and individual teams.

Table of Contents

Playing dirty : on reading media texts and studying sports fans in commercialized settings / Lawrence A. Wenner — Patriots and saints : how the NFL helped America cope with terrorists and natural disasters / Steven E. Martin and Amanda Breitenfeldt — Two nations, two networks, one game : an analysis of the ESPN and Univision telecasts of the 2002 Mexico-United States World Cup match / John P. McGuire and Greg G. Armfield — Exploring the roots of sports fanship / Walter Gantz ... [et al.] — The coping strategies of highly identified sports fans : the importance of team success on tendencies to utilize proactive pessimism / Daniel L. Wann and Frederick G. Grieve — Understanding the voice of the fan : Apologia, Antapologia, and the 2006 World Cup controversy / Paul D. Turman, Kevin A. Stein, and Matthew H. Barton — The consequences of sports fan identification / Beth Dietz-Uhler and Jason R. Lanter — I am Yao Ming : identification and internet fan discussion / Katherine L. Lavelle — Advances in theories of sports fans' motives : fan personal motives and the emotional impacts of games and their outcomes / Lloyd Reynolds Sloan and Debbie Van Camp — Exploring fandom and motives for viewing televised sports / Adam C. Earnheardt and Paul M. Haridakis — NASCAR fans in their own words : motivation expressed in narratives / Lawrence W. Hugenberg and Barbara Hugenberg — Exploring the motives of fantasy sports : a uses-and-gratifications approach / John S.W. Spinda and Paul M. Haridakis — "Let the domination begin" : sports fans' construction of identity in online message boards / Kelly A. Berg and Allison Harthcock — "It's (not) in the game" : the quest for quantitative realism and the Madden football fan / Andrew Baerg — Virtual sports consumption, authentic brotherhood : the reality of fantasy football / Michael Serazio — The Florida Gator nation online / Rebecca B. Watts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786451739
Subtitle:
Essays on Fandom and the Media in the 21st Century
Publisher:
McFarland & Co.
Edited by:
Paul M. Haridakis
Edited by:
Lawrence W. Hugenberg
Author:
Hugenberg, Lawrence W.
Author:
Lawrence W. Hugenberg
Subject:
General
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Sports spectators
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Mass media and sports
Subject:
Sports spectators -- Psychology.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports Writing
Subject:
Journalism - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080930
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
287

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports Writing

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