Fantasy Sports and the Changing Sports Media Industry

Media, Players, and Society
Author: Nicholas David Bowman,John S. W. Spinda,Jimmy Sanderson
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498504892
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 314
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This edited collection examines how fantasy sports play has established a prominent and promising foothold in the larger sports ecology. Often considered an isolated activity for the hardcore sports fan, fantasy sports play have since been incorporated into sports broadcasting and editorial coverage, sports marketing and promotions, and even into the very sports themselves with athletes and teams using the activities to draw fans further into the sports experience. This edited collection invites leading scholars and sports professionals from several different fields to share historical and emerging perspectives on the importance of fantasy sports as an artifact of theoretical and empirical importance to larger issues of sport and society. \

Communication and Sport

Surveying the Field
Author: Andrew C. Billings,Michael L. Butterworth,Paul D. Turman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506392040
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
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Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field, Third Edition examines a wide array of topics necessary to understand sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations from micro- to macro-level issues. All levels of sports are addressed through varied lenses such as mythology, community, and identity. The Third Edition is newly expanded to incorporate the latest topics and perspectives in the field such as fan cultures; racial identity and gender in sports media; politics and nationality in sports; crisis communication in sports organizations and more.

Understanding Rivalry and Its Influence on Sports Fans


Author: Havard, Cody T.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 152258126X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 307
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While rivalries are a key aspect of the sports world, they are not well understood. It is essential to study how rivalries influence fan behavior in order to predict and identify their effect on social interaction, consumer behavior, and the entertainment industry. Understanding Rivalry and Its Influence on Sports Fans is an essential reference source that discusses what causes and influences rivalry, as well as how it impacts sport fans. Featuring research on topics such as bracketed morality, competitive sports, and social identity, this book is ideally designed for academics, students, and researchers studying the rivalry phenomenon across such disciplines as psychology, sociology, political science, sport and entertainment, consumer behavior, and marketing.

Golf Business and Management

A Global Introduction
Author: Tim Breitbarth,Sebastian Kaiser-Jovy,Geoff Dickson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317351584
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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Golf is big business around the world. With high profile series such as the PGA, LPGA and European tours to the re-introduction of golf to the Olympics at Rio 2016, golf occupies a prominent place in the global sport community. This is the first book to introduce the fundamentals of golf business and management from a truly international perspective, covering key topics such as media, club management, sponsorship and retail, at elite and non-elite levels. With sections exploring the development of golf on every continent, including North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this book presents the latest thinking on current issues in golf, ranging from sustainability and innovation to global governance. Each chapter incorporates helpful features for students including learning objectives, discussion questions, guides to further reading, recommended websites and insights from industry voices. This book is essential reading for students of any golf-related degree course or professional accreditation programme, and will also be of interest to those studying or working in sport business, sport management and sport tourism. Underpinned by up-to-date literature, golf researchers will also find the book a useful starting point.

Sport Beyond Television

The Internet, Digital Media and the Rise of Networked Media Sport
Author: Brett Hutchins,David Rowe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136321101
Category: Social Science
Page: 254
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Television is no longer the only screen delivering footage and news to people about sport. Computers, the Internet, Web, mobile and other digital media are increasingly important technologies in the production and consumption of sports media. Sport Beyond Television analyzes the changes that have given rise to this situation, combining theoretical insights with original evidence collected through extensive research and interviews with people working in the media and sport industries. It locates sports media as a pivotal component in online content economies and cultures, and counteracts the scant scholarly attention to sports media when compared to music, film and publishing in convergent media cultures. An expanding array of popular sports media – industry, user, club, athlete and fan produced – is now available and accessible in networked digital communications environments. This change is confounding the thinking of major sports organizations that have lived off the generous revenue flowing from exclusive broadcast contracts with free-to-air and subscription television networks for the last five decades. These developments are creating commercial and policy confusion, particularly as sports audiences and the advertising market fragment in line with the proliferation of niche channels and sources of digital sports media. Chapters in this title examine the shift from broadcast to online sports media markets, the impact of social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook, evolving user and fan practices, the changing character of sports journalism, and the rise of sports computer gaming. Each chapter traces the socio-cultural implications of trends and trajectories in media sport.

Contemporary Athletics Compendium


Author: James Harry Humphrey
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 315
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This book is concerned with all levels of athletics - interscholastic, intercollegiate, club, and professional. Articles on all aspects of contemporary athletics are invited. Topics include, but are not limited to, event scheduling, stress, sports medicine, graduation rates, academic eligibility, gender issues, commercialization, funding or the lack of it, sports psychology, sports sociology, parental aggression, coaching, drug use in athletics, teamwork, philosophy, athletic competition/participation in relation to life, spectator behavior, officiating, religion in sports, sports gambling, history of athletics, athlete administration, ethics, sports management, nutrition, and legal issues.

Sports in Society : Issues and Controversies


Author: Coakley, Jay J,Donnelly, Peter
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
ISBN: 9780070914766
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 576
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A new, Canadian edition of a market-leading text!Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, First Canadian Editionis the definitive text for the sociology of sport course. The text’s global, issues-oriented approach to the study of sports in Canadian society promotes discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students to develop critical thinking skills.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport


Author: David Levinson,Karen Christensen
Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group LLC
ISBN: 9780974309118
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 1816
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"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher.

The Sabermetric Revolution

Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball
Author: Benjamin Baumer,Andrew Zimbalist
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812209125
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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From the front office to the family room, sabermetrics has dramatically changed the way baseball players are assessed and valued by fans and managers alike. Rocketed to popularity by the 2003 bestseller Moneyball and the film of the same name, the use of sabermetrics to analyze player performance has appeared to be a David to the Goliath of systemically advantaged richer teams that could be toppled only by creative statistical analysis. The story has been so compelling that, over the past decade, team after team has integrated statistical analysis into its front office. But how accurately can crunching numbers quantify a player's ability? Do sabermetrics truly level the playing field for financially disadvantaged teams? How much of the baseball analytic trend is fad and how much fact? The Sabermetric Revolution sets the record straight on the role of analytics in baseball. Former Mets sabermetrician Benjamin Baumer and leading sports economist Andrew Zimbalist correct common misinterpretations and develop new methods to assess the effectiveness of sabermetrics on team performance. Tracing the growth of front office dependence on sabermetrics and the breadth of its use today, they explore how Major League Baseball and the field of sports analytics have changed since the 2002 season. Their conclusion is optimistic, but the authors also caution that sabermetric insights will be more difficult to come by in the future. The Sabermetric Revolution offers more than a fascinating case study of the use of statistics by general managers and front office executives: for fans and fantasy leagues, this book will provide an accessible primer on the real math behind moneyball as well as new insight into the changing business of baseball.

Children of Blood and Bone

Goldener Zorn
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104909962
Category: Fiction
Page: 94
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Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)

New Forms of Consumption

Consumers, Culture, and Commodification
Author: Mark Gottdiener
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847695706
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 300
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New Forms of Consumption engages the explosion ofcommodities & consumerism in the present era. MarkGottdiener provides an excellent overview of classical &contemporary perspectives on consumption while hiscontributors provide an array of theoretical approaches &case studies that illuminate fields of consumption fromMcDonald's to mass tourism to sports, rock culture &shopping. -Douglas Kellner, University of California, LosAngeles

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie
Author: Walter Benjamin
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518734059
Category: Philosophy
Page: 112
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Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.

Nike culture

the sign of the swoosh
Author: Robert Goldman,Stephen Papson
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9780761961482
Category: Social Science
Page: 194
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Is advertising changing the way we think about ourselves and society? Does the sign-world of advertising inevitably fuse fantasy with commodities? These questions are central to the sociology of advertising. Most studies deal with them by presenting broad sweeping surveys of theory and ad culture. This book is one of the first to take an in-depth look at how an advertising image works. It situates the Nike swoosh logo in terms of political economy, sociology, culture and semiotics. Nike Culture argues that contemporary society is, above all, a sign economy. The more that signifiers resonate through the intended audiences, the more economically successful the corporation will be, even though such strategies open culture to economic contradictions. Blending themes of personal empowerment and transcendence with media irreverence, the advertising campaign launched by Nike promoted the company to the top of the sports shoe and apparel industry. Its swoosh logo is now globally pervasive and Nike has become synonymous with sports culture. This book describes and deconstructs the themes and structures of Nike's advertising, outlines the contradictions between image and practice, and explores the logic of the sign economy. In addition, by focusing on issues revolving around representations of race, class and gender, the desire for both community and recognition, and the construction of sport as a spiritual enterprise, the book offers insights into the cultural contradictions embedded in sports culture. Engrossing and illuminating, this book provides a wealth of detail harnessed to an authoritative analysis. It will be required reading on courses in sociology, media studies and cultural studies.

Sociological abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.