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Sports mania : essays on fandom and the media in the 21st century

Author: Lawrence W Hugenberg; Paul M Haridakis; Adam C Earnheardt
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In these essays, leading scholars tackle a wide range of subjects, including the ways in which people root for their teams and the uses of technology to cultivate fan communities. Taking an interdisciplinary approach through the fields of communication, psychology and telecommunications, this collection explores modern fans, their motives, culture, and their identification with sports and individual  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence W Hugenberg; Paul M Haridakis; Adam C Earnheardt
ISBN: 9780786437269 078643726X
OCLC Number: 213775584
Description: vi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Playing dirty : on reading media texts and studying sports fans in commercialized settings / Lawrence A. Wenner --
Patriots and saints : how the NFL helped America cope with terrorists and natural disasters / Steven E. Martin and Amanda Breitenfeldt --
Two nations, two networks, one game : an analysis of the ESPN and Univision telecasts of the 2002 Mexico-United States World Cup match / John P. McGuire and Greg G. Armfield --
Exploring the roots of sports fanship / Walter Gantz [and others] --
Coping strategies of highly identified sports fans : the importance of team success on tendencies to utilize proactive pessimism / Daniel L. Wann and Frederick G. Grieve --
Understanding the voice of the fan : Apologia, Antapologia, and the 2006 World Cup controversy / Paul D. Turman, Kevin A. Stein, and Matthew H. Barton --
Consequences of sports fan identification / Beth Dietz-Uhler and Jason R. Lanter --
I am Yao Ming : identification and internet fan discussion / Katherine L. Lavelle --
Advances in theories of sports fans' motives : fan personal motives and the emotional impacts of games and their outcomes / Lloyd Reynolds Sloan and Debbie Van Camp --
Exploring fandom and motives for viewing televised sports / Adam C. Earnheardt and Paul M. Haridakis --
NASCAR fans in their own words : motivation expressed in narratives / Lawrence W. Hugenberg and Barbara Hugenberg --
Exploring the motives of fantasy sports : a uses-and-gratifications approach / John S.W. Spinda and Paul M. Haridakis --
"Let the domination begin" : sports fans' construction of identity in online message boards / Kelly A. Berg and Allison Harthcock --
"It's (not) in the game" : the quest for quantitative realism and the Madden football fan / Andrew Baerg --
Virtual sports consumption, authentic brotherhood : the reality of fantasy football / Michael Serazio --
Florida Gator nation online / Rebecca B. Watts.
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence W. Hugenberg, Paul M. Haridakis, and Adam C. Earnheardt.
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"an impressive collection...likely the widest array of content available on sports and fandom...impressive...a much-needed look"--Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; "Sports Mania is perhaps Read more...

 
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