Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field

Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field

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The Second Edition of Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field offers the most comprehensive and diverse approach to the study of communication and sport available at the undergraduate level. Newly expanded to incorporate the latest topics and perspectives in the field, the New Edition examines a wide array of topics to help readers understand important issues such as sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations from both micro- and macro- perspectives. Everything from youth to amateur to professional sports is addressed in terms of mythology, community, and identity; issues such as fan cultures, racial identity and gender in sports media, politics and nationality in sports, and sports and religion are explored in depth, and provide useful, applied insight for readers. Practical and relevant, epistemologically diverse, and theoretically grounded, the Second Edition of Billings, Butterworth, and Turmana€™s text keeps readers on the cutting-edge.For example, there was a time at the turn of the 21st century when there were no organized youth baseball activities in the United States. ... sponsor a national basketball tournament, which results in the crowning of national championship teams that include second graders (Gregory, 2013). ... Many marveled at the pitching phenomenon Danny Almonte Rojas during the 2001 Little League World Series.

Title:Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field
Author:Andrew C. Billings, Michael L. Butterworth, Paul D. Turman
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2014-03-24


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