Examining Identity in Sports Media
- Heather L. Hundley - California State University, San Bernardino, USA
- Andrew C. Billings - University of Alabama, USA
Culture, Sport and Leisure | Mass Communication (General) | Sociology of Sport
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.
- 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
It was too narrowly focused. I loved it, but I couldn't expect students to purchase it given that they were books that addressed the issue and others in a single text.
Good book. Solid case studies for our course in media and sports.
This text has been recommended to students on the Sports Journalism module as it gives them a key theoretical grounding in how sport is framed and shaped by the media. The key components of the theory aspect of this module are racism, sexuality, gender and homophobia and this text provides both a general grounding and detailed case studies in these areas.
The diversity of the topics related to identity-constructed proved expansive. Students, however, struggled with the work's theoretical density.
comprehensive book. present the phenomenon from different aspects. essential fom any media and sport courses
This text is ideal for the second semester module I currently teach on our Sports Journalism pathway. My aim is to encourage the students to be 'critical' of the content of the sports media that they will one day help to create themselves. This text has been really useful in raising their awareness of the themes and meanings present behind the headlines.
This is an excellent book covering a wide range of issues relating to identity. The case study approach is effective and allows the reader to link theory and themes from the literature in an applied way. I feel that this is really useful for undergraduate students who sometimes struggle with this in their work
A cutting edge and current text tackling wide reaching issues surrounding sports media and identity. The authors and editors have not been afraid to include topics in requirement of contemporary critique.
I may adopt it next spring as the class will be more narrowly focused. This semester Socy of Leisure was centered more on the natural environment & leisure
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Examining Identity in Sports Media
Chapter 7 - Do You Believe in Nationalism?