Case Studies In Sport Communication

Case Studies In Sport Communication

by Robert S. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275975304

ISBN-13: 9780275975302

Pub. Date: 12/30/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Brown and O'Rourke have compiled a collection of ten qualitative studies analyzing the narratives that surround the physical and ritualistic activities of sport. Among the topics examined to explore the storied relationship of sport and communication are baseball, the WNBA, and soccer hooliganism.

Americans love sports. We play sports, watch sports, read about

Overview

Brown and O'Rourke have compiled a collection of ten qualitative studies analyzing the narratives that surround the physical and ritualistic activities of sport. Among the topics examined to explore the storied relationship of sport and communication are baseball, the WNBA, and soccer hooliganism.

Americans love sports. We play sports, watch sports, read about sports, listen to and talk about sports. Brown and O'Rourke provide an introduction to the study of the narratives that surround the physical and ritualistic activities of sport. Ten critical analyses explore a range of sports as diverse as baseball, whitewater rafting, and full-contact fighting. Among the topics examined are the differences in the broadcasts of NBA and WNBA games and the cultural roots of hooliganism in British soccer.

This is the only book of its kind to offer a compilation of qualitative research in the area of sport and communication. Faculty will find this to be an invaluable resource for beginning (or continuing) their research in this area and students will understand communication concepts explained in a new way through the popular lens of sport.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275975302
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface by Dr. Robert S. Brown

Introduction by Dr. Nick Trujillo

The Rhetorical Resurgence of Pete Rose: A Second Chance Apologia by Dr. Todd McDorman

Hoop Games: A Critical Analysis of Television Broadcasts of Women's and Men's Professional Basketball Games by Dr. Leah R. Vande Berg and Sarah Projansky

Dueling Genders: Announcer Bias in the 1999 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament by Dr. Andrew Billings

The Talk of the Town: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Browns' Departure from and Return to Cleveland by Dr. Daniel J. O'Rourke

Sport, (Dis)Ability, and Public Controversy: Casey Martin v. PGA Tour, Inc., by Dr. James Cherney

Regulating Sport Rationality through the Moral Controversy of Extreme Fighting by Dr. Thomas Vaughn

The Re-Signification of Risk in Marketing Whitewater: Ritual Initiation and the Mythology of the River Culture by Dr. Elliot Gaines

Coachtalk: Good Reasons for Winning and Losing by Dr. John Llewellyn

Metaphor in Sport Policy Debate: Parliament and British Soccer Violence by Dr. Robert S. Brown

Fifty-Eight American Dreams: The NBA Draft as Mediated Ritual by Dr. Richard Olsen

For Further Reading

About the Editors/Contributors

Index

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