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Lawrence A Wenner
|ISBN:||9781433112997 143311299X 9781433112980 1433112981 9781453908501 1453908501|
|Description:||xi, 381 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||pt. I. Framing fallen sports celebrity. The fallen sports hero in the age of mediated celebrityhood / Lawrence A. Wenner --
Exposing celebrity sports / Toby Miller --
Athletic heroic acts and living on the moral edge / William J. Morgan --
From coverage to recovery: mediating the fallen sports celebrity / Bryan E. Denham --
pt. II. Fallen individual sports celebrity. Tiger Woods lands in the rough: golf, apologia, and the heroic limits of privacy / Andrew C. Billings --
Andre Agassi and the tides of tennis celebrity: image, reconstruction, and confession / C. Lee Harrington and Kimberly S. Schimmel --
On track, off track, on Oprah: the framing of Marion Jones as golden girl and American fraud / Lindsey J. Mean --
The ups and downs of skating vertical: Christian Hosoi, crystal meth, and Christianity / Becky Beal --
Wrestling with extremes: steroids, traumatic brain injury, and Chris Benoit / James L. Cherney and Kurt Lindemann --
Bad landing: charting the gold and criminal records of Finnish ski jumper, Matti Nykänen / Pirkko Markula and Zoe Avner --
Traitor on high seas: Russell Coutts, Kiwi loyalty, and opportunism in international yachting / Alistair John, Toni Bruce, and Steven J. Jackson --
Running down what comes naturally: gender verification and South Africa's Caster Semenya / Cheryl Cooky and Shari L. Dworkin. pt. III. Fallen team sports celebrity. Dog bites man?: the criminalization and rehabilitation of Michael Vick / Michael D. Giardina and Mar Magnusen --
Guns are no joke: framing Plaxico Burress, Gilbert Arenas, and gunplay in professional sports / Katherine L. Lavelle --
Interrogating discourses about the WNBA's "bad girls": intersectionality and the politics of representation / Mary G. McDonald and Cheryl Cooky --
Liquid Beckham: inoculating a star against falls from grace / Oliver Rick, Michael L. Silk, David L. Andrews --
No gagging matter: John Terry plays centre back from Dad of the Year to (alleged) debauchery / Bill Grantham --
"Wayne's World": media narratives of downfall and redemption about Australian football "king", Wayne Carey / Jim McKay and Karen Brooks --
Spinning out of control: Harbhajan Singh, postcolonial cricket celebrity, and the "revenge narrative" / David Rowe --
pt. IV. Fallen sideline sports celebrity. The "bully" and the "girl who did what she did": neo-homophobia in coverage of two women's college basketball coaches / Marie Hardin and Nicole M. LaVoi --
Coaches gone wild: media. masculinity, and morality in big-time college football / Michael L. Butterworth --
Faking it: Dean Richards, rugby union, and harlequins at the bloodgate / Kevin Young and Michael Atkinson --
Who's sorry now?: sportscasters falling from grace, saving face / Heather L. Hundley --
Don Cherry and the cultural politics of rock'em sock'em nationalism: complicating the hero-villain binary in Canada / Jay Scherer and Lisa McDermott --
pt. V. Afterward. Beyond the failed sports hero: where we all fall down / Scott Tinley.
|Responsibility:||edited by Lawrence A. Wenner.|
The stars of sport become figures in public discourses about moralities, lifestyles and values. [...] This impressive collection, comprising contributors who have been central to analysis of these
- Sports -- Social aspects.
- Sports -- Moral and ethical aspects.
- Athletes -- Social conditions.
- Athletes -- Public opinion.
- Mass media and sports.
- Fame -- Social aspects.
- Sports -- Aspect social.
- Sports -- Aspect moral.
- Sportifs -- Conditions sociales.
- Sportifs -- Opinion publique.
- Médias et sports.