Examining Identity in Sports Media
- Heather L. Hundley - California State University, San Bernardino, USA
- Andrew C. Billings - University of Alabama, USA
Including the work of top sports communication researchers, Examining Identity in Sports Media explores identity issues, including gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and (dis)ability, as well as the intersections within these various identity issues. This co-edited, twelve-chapter book investigates how various identity groups are framed, treated, affected, and shaped by a ubiquitous sports media, including television, magazines, film, the Internet, and newspapers. While other books may devote a chapter or section to issues of identity in sports media, this book offers a complete examination of identity from cover to cover, allowing identity variables to be both isolated and intermingled to capture how identity is negotiated within sports media platforms. Far more than a series of case studies, this book surveys the current state of the field while providing insight on future directions for identity scholarship in sports communication.
Examining Identity in Sports Media is ideal for undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Sports Communication, Sports Media, Media Criticism, Sports Sociology, Gender Communication, and Identity Politics.
It was too narrowly focused. I loved it, but I couldn't expect students to purchase it given that they were books that addressed the issue and others in a single text.
Good book. Solid case studies for our course in media and sports.
This text has been recommended to students on the Sports Journalism module as it gives them a key theoretical grounding in how sport is framed and shaped by the media. The key components of the theory aspect of this module are racism, sexuality, gender and homophobia and this text provides both a general grounding and detailed case studies in these areas.
The diversity of the topics related to identity-constructed proved expansive. Students, however, struggled with the work's theoretical density.
comprehensive book. present the phenomenon from different aspects. essential fom any media and sport courses
This text is ideal for the second semester module I currently teach on our Sports Journalism pathway. My aim is to encourage the students to be 'critical' of the content of the sports media that they will one day help to create themselves. This text has been really useful in raising their awareness of the themes and meanings present behind the headlines.
This is an excellent book covering a wide range of issues relating to identity. The case study approach is effective and allows the reader to link theory and themes from the literature in an applied way. I feel that this is really useful for undergraduate students who sometimes struggle with this in their work
A cutting edge and current text tackling wide reaching issues surrounding sports media and identity. The authors and editors have not been afraid to include topics in requirement of contemporary critique.
I may adopt it next spring as the class will be more narrowly focused. This semester Socy of Leisure was centered more on the natural environment & leisure
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Examining Identity in Sports Media
Chapter 7 - Do You Believe in Nationalism?