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Description - Football in the New Media Age by Raymond Boyle

Football in the new media age can often appear ubiquitous, dominating much of the mainstream news and current affairs agenda. The impact of the vast amounts of money paid to elite footballers and the inability of young men to cope with this when combined with their media fuelled celebrity status have frequently made headlines. However at the core of this process is the battle to control a game which has exploited its position as a key 'content provider' for new media developments over the last decade. Based on extensive interviews with key players in the media and football industry, Football in the New Media Age analyses the impact of media change on the football industry. It examines the finances of the game; the rise of the importance of rights and rights management in the industry and attempts by clubs themselves to develop their own media capacity. It also explores the key role played by football supporters. At the core of the book is an examination of the battle for control of the game as media, business and fans all seek to redefine the sport in the 21st century. The study of sport is a growing field within media and cultural studies, and this lively and up to date book will

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415317917
ISBN-10: 0415317916
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Raymond Boyle

Raymond Boyle and Richard Haynes both teach in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Stirling and are members of the Stirling Media Research Institute. Raymond Boyle sits on the Editorial Board of Media, Culture and Society and is co-author of Sport and National Identity in the European Media (1993) and, with Richard Haynes, of Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Culture (2000). Richard Haynes is the author of The Football Imagination: The Rise of Football Fanzine Culture (1995).