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Media sport stars : masculinities and moralities

Author: Garry Whannel
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
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"Media Sport Stars considers how masculinity and male identity are represented through images of sport and sport stars. From the pre-radio era to today's specialist TV channels, newspaper supplements and websites, Garry Whannel traces the growing cultural importance of sport and sportsmen, showing how the very practices of sport are still bound up with the production of masculinities."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Whannel
ISBN: 0415170370 9780415170376 0415170389 9780415170383 9780203996263 0203996267
OCLC Number: 48557640
Description: xii, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Discourses of crisis in masculinity --
The development of media sport --
Heroes and stars --
Narrativity and biography --
Sporting masculinities --
The birth of the sport star: pre-war fame --
Good boys: stars, nations and respectability in the 1950s --
Pretty boys, the 1960s and pop culture --
Bad boys and the work ethic --
Celebration, punishment, redemption and self-discipline --
Moralities, masculinities and violence --
Identities: 'race', nation and masculinities --
Performances, appearances, identities and postmodernities --
Vortextuality and conspicuous consumption --
Conclusion: so what if the poxy swan is the wrong way?
Responsibility: Garry Whannel.
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