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Description - Mediated Football by Jacco van Sterkenburg

Football has become one of the most mediated cultural practices in modern Western societies, providing players, officials and spectators with implicit and often hidden discourses about race/ethnicity, national identity and gender. This book provides new and critical insights into how mediated football as a contested cultural practice influences, and is influenced by, discourses and stereotypes about race/ethnicity, nation and gender that operate at the local, national and global level. It analyzes both contemporary media representations and the ways these representations are negotiated, interpreted and used by football media audiences. These issues are explored across all media genres (print media, television, online, social media, film, and so forth) in a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural manner, with contributions from diverse disciplines and countries.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138912069
ISBN-10: 1138912069
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jacco van Sterkenburg

Jacco van Sterkenburg is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media & Communication and the Erasmus Research Centre for Media Communication and Culture, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is also Visiting Research Fellow at the Mulier Institute in The Netherlands. Ramon Spaaij is Associate Professor in the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living and the Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also Special Chair of Sociology of Sport at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Visiting Professor in the School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

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