Examining Identity in Sports Media

Examining Identity in Sports Media

By: Heather L. Hundley (editor), Andrew C. Billings (editor)Hardback

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Communication issues involving sports media permeate myriad levels of society. These issues are important sources for learning and reinforcing social beliefs; they are salient contexts for investigating issues of identity, including ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability/disability, and more. Consequently, sport and media inscribe numerous implicit and explicit ideologies that saturate our culture. Using a wide variety of theoretical and methodological constructs (for example: surveys, content analyses, ethnographic research, field work, rhetorical approaches, other appropriate quantitative or qualitative approaches), Examining Identity in Mediated Sports examines various media - including television, film, advertising, print, Web sites, and nontraditional media - to expose how the intersection of sport and media construct, reinforce, and/or perpetuate perceptions of human identities. This book: - investigates the numerous ways print, electronic, and digital media present issues of identity in sports coverage - each chapter addresses media portrayals and/or cultural representations of one or more form of identity - ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability/disability, etc - as it relates to sport - contributors, both seasoned and up-and-coming scholars of sport, represent a fine and diverse balance of intellectual ideologies

About Author

Heather L. Hundley (Ph.D., University of Utah, 1999) is a Professor at California State University, San Bernardino. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in mass media including media history, media and culture, media law, interpretative approaches, seminar in mass media, and digital culture. Her research interests range from issues of gender, feminism, sport, pop culture, law, and health related issues such as portrayals of alcohol consumption, cancer, and sexual promiscuity. Hundley has published in scholarly journals such as Visual Communication Quarterly, Communication Reports, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Men's Studies, The Journal of Intergroup Relations, Journal of Popular Film and Television and American Behavioral Scientist. She has book chapters in Critical Approaches to Television, Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting, and Critical Thinking about Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media: Media Literacy Applications. Andrew C. Billings (PhD, Indiana University) is the Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting and director of the Alabama program in Sports Communication at the University of Alabama. His research interests lie in the intersection of sport, mass media, consumption habits, and identity-laden content. He is the author and/or editor of nine books, including Olympic Media: Inside the Biggest Show on Television; his writings have been translated into five languages. Billings is also the author of over 90 refereed journal articles and book chapters in outlets such as the Journal of Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication & Society, and the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. Dr. Billings serves on many editorial boards, including the journal Communication & Sport, where he currently acts as associate editor.


Acknowledgments 1. Examining Identity in Sports Media - Andrew C. Billings, Heather L. Hundley 2. The Rene Portland Case: New Homophobia and Heterosexism in Women's Sports Coverage - Marie Hardin, Erin Whiteside 3. Exploring the Influence of Mediated Beauty: Competitive Female Athletes' Perceptions of Ideal Beauty in Athletes and Other Women - Kim L. Bissell 4. Making Masculinity and Framing Femininity: FIFA, Soccer, and World Cup Web Sites - Lindsay Mean 5. Gendered Sports Dirt: Interrogating Sex and the Single Beer Commercial - Lawrence A. Wenner 6. Hegemonic Masculinity and the Rogue Warrior: Lance Armstrong as (Symbolic) American - Bryan E. Denham, Andrea Duke 7. Do You Believe in Nationalism? American Patriotism in Miracle - Michael L. Butterworth 8. The Whiteness of Sport Media/Scholarship - Mary G. McDonald 9. A Content Analysis of Racial Representations of NBA Athletes on Sports Illustrated Magazine Covers, 1970-2003 - Benjamin D. Goss, Andrew L. Tyler, Andrew C. Billings 10. Sporting Images of Disability: Murderball and the Rehabilitation of Masculine Identity - James L. Cherney, Kurt Lindemann 11. The Effects of Outcome of Mediated and Live Sporting Events on Sports Fans' Self- and Social Identities - Jennings Bryant, R. Glenn Cummins 12. The Institutional(ized) Nature of Identity in and Around Sport(s) - Kelby K. Halone Index About the Editors About the Contributors

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  • ISBN13: 9781412954594
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781412954594
  • ISBN10: 1412954592

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