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

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

by Lawrence W. Hugenberg, Paul M. Haridakis, Adam C. Earnheardt
 

ISBN-10: 078643726X

ISBN-13: 9780786437269

Pub. Date: 07/16/2008

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

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

Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786437269
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     1
Introduction     3
Sports Media Content
Playing Dirty: On Reading Media Texts and Studying Sports Fans in Commercialized Settings   Lawrence A. Wenner     13
Patriots and Saints: How the NFL Helped America Cope with Terrorists and Natural Disasters   Steven E. Martin   Amanda Breitenfeldt     33
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   Greg G. Armfield     45
The Sports Fan
Exploring the Roots of Sports Fanship   Walter Gantz   Brian Wilson   Hyangsun Lee   David Fingerhut     63
The Coping Strategies of Highly Identified Sports Fans: The Importance of Team Success on Tendencies to Utilize Proactive Pessimism   Daniel L. Wann   Frederick G. Grieve     78
Understanding the Voice of the Fan: Apologia, Antapologia, and the 2006 World Cup Controversy   Paul D. Turman   Kevin A. Stein   Matthew H. Barton     86
Fan Identification
The Consequences of Sports Fan Identification   Beth Dietz-Uhler   Jason R. Lanter     103
I Am Yao Ming: Identification and Internet Fan Discussion   Katherine L. Lavelle     114
Fan Motives
Advances inTheories of Sports Fans' Motives: Fan Personal Motives and the Emotional Impacts of Games and Their Outcomes   Lloyd Reynolds Sloan   Debbie Van Camp     129
Exploring Fandom and Motives for Viewing Televised Sports   Adam C. Earnheardt   Paul M. Haridakis     158
NASCAR Fans in Their Own Words: Motivation Expressed in Narratives   Lawrence W. Hugenberg   Barbara Hugenberg     172
Exploring the Motives of Fantasy Sports: A Uses-and-Gratifications Approach   John S.W. Spinda   Paul M. Haridakis     187
Fan-Produced Content
"Let the Domination Begin": Sports Fans' Construction of Identity in Online Message Boards   Kelly A. Berg   Allison Harthcock     203
"It's (Not) in the Game": The Quest for Quantitative Realism and the Madden Football Fan   Andrew Baerg     218
Virtual Sports Consumption, Authentic Brotherhood: The Reality of Fantasy Football   Michael Serazio     229
The Florida Gator Nation Online   Rebecca B. Watts     243
References     257
About the Contributors     279
Index     285

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