Sexual Sports Rhetoric: Global and Universal Contexts

Sexual Sports Rhetoric: Global and Universal Contexts

by Linda K. Fuller
     
 

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Sexual Sports Rhetoric: Global and Universal Contexts is concerned with wider, international applications of language to sport. Topics discussed range from women’s volleyball uniforms, ballroom dancing, female athletes as victims, soccer fans, nudity debates, homophobia, misogyny, Title IX, NASCAR, extreme sports, and trekking, to Japanese sports

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Sexual Sports Rhetoric: Global and Universal Contexts is concerned with wider, international applications of language to sport. Topics discussed range from women’s volleyball uniforms, ballroom dancing, female athletes as victims, soccer fans, nudity debates, homophobia, misogyny, Title IX, NASCAR, extreme sports, and trekking, to Japanese sports reports, Canadian hockey, sailors in the French press, British portrayals of Wimbledon champs, Australian heroes, German sports editorials, and masculinity relative to Mount Everest.

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«Ballroom dancing, mountain climbing and female immigrant sports fans are among the refreshing topics examined in this new volume on sex and sports. Though sex and gender have been rigorously examined by sport scholars for more than two decades, the chapters in this edited work explore the results of new national and global configurations as they intersect with the sports world. Most importantly, this anthology reminds us that gender and language have played, and continue to play, a powerful role in the construction of experiences and meanings associated with sport consumption. Both students and scholars of sport will find the diverse and sophisticated offerings of this volume indispensable in furthering the dialogue.» (Susan G. Zieff, San Francisco State University)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433105104
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2009
Series:
Cultural Studies/Media
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Editor: Linda K. Fuller (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts), Professor of Communications at Worcester State College and a Senior Fellow at Northeastern University, is the author/(co)editor of more than 20 books and over 250 professional publications and conference reports, including Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations (2006), Sportscasting: Principles and Practices (2008), and Sexual Sports Rhetoric: Historical and Media Contexts of Violence (Peter Lang, 2009). Fuller was awarded Fulbrights to teach in Singapore and do HIV/AIDS research in Senegal. Her website is: www.LKFullerSport.com.

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