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: 1506392059
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.

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.

Exploring the Rise of Fandom in Contemporary Consumer Culture


Author: Lu Wang, Cheng
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522532218
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 300
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Every company wants their business to have a strong, loyal following, but achieving this feat can be a challenge. Examining the growth of fandom popularity in modern culture can provide insights into consumer trends and patterns. Exploring the Rise of Fandom in Contemporary Consumer Culture is an innovative scholarly resource that offers an in-depth discussion on the soaring popularity of fan communities and how these followers serve a larger purpose in a consumer-driven society. Highlighting applicable topics that include brand loyalty, fan perceptions, social media, and virtual realities, this publication is ideal for business managers, academicians, students, professionals, and researchers that are interested in learning more about how fan behavior can impact the economic environment.

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.

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.

Crashed

Wie zehn Jahre Finanzkrise die Welt verändert haben
Author: Adam Tooze
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 3641192773
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 800
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Zehn Jahre danach: Der Finanzcrash und seine dramatischen Folgen Als die US-Großbank Lehman Brothers im September 2008 zusammenbrach, war dies der Tiefpunkt der Banken- und Finanzkrise. Und obwohl der totale Kollaps der Weltwirtschaft damals verhindert wurde, ist die Finanzkrise noch lange nicht Geschichte, wie der britische Historiker Adam Tooze zeigt. Er schildert, wie es zu dieser Krise der Finanzmärkte kam und welche dramatischen Folgen sie bis heute hat. Denn nicht nur ist durch die Finanzkrise die Stabilität Europas ins Wanken geraten, sie hat auch das Vertrauen in die Kraft der globalen Wirtschaftsordnung erschüttert – und so zum Aufstieg der Populisten beigetragen.

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 Kapital des Staates

Eine andere Geschichte von Innovation und Wachstum
Author: Mariana Mazzucato
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 395614001X
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Freie Märkte, smarte junge Erfinder und Wagniskapital treiben die Wirtschaft voran; der Staat stört dabei nur und muss daher nach Kräften zurückgedrängt werden. Wie ein Mantra wird dieser oberste Glaubensartikel des Neoliberalismus seit Jahrzehnten wiederholt – aber stimmt er auch? Die Ökonomin Mariana Mazzucato, die seit Jahren über den Zusammenhang zwischen Innovation und Wachstum forscht, beweist das Gegenteil: Wann und wo immer technologische Innovationen zu wirtschaftlichem Aufschwung und Wohlstand geführt haben, hatte ein aktiver Staat die Hand im Spiel. Von der Elektrifizierung bis zum Internet – Motor der Entwicklung, oft bis zur Markteinführung, war stets der Staat. Apples Welterfolg gründet auf Technologien, die sämtlich durch die öffentliche Hand gefördert wurden; innovative Medikamente, für die die Pharmaindustrie ihren Kunden gern hohe Entwicklungskosten in Rechnung stellt, stammen fast ausnahmslos aus staatlicher Forschung. Innovationen und nachhaltiges Wachstum, das derzeit alle fordern, werden also kaum von der Börse kommen. Viel eher von einem Staat, der seine angestammte Rolle neu besetzt, sein einzigartiges Kapital nutzt und mit langem Atem Zukunftstechnologien wie den Ausbau erneuerbarer Energien vorantreibt. Ein brandaktuelles Buch, das die aktuelle Diskussion über die Zukunft der Wirtschaft und die Rolle des Staates vom Kopf auf die Füße stellt.

The Football Factory

Roman
Author: John King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641046637
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Brutal, kontrovers, gefährlich Für Tom besteht eine typische Woche im Wesentlichen darin, sich fünf Tage lang auf Samstag zu freuen. Denn Samstag ist Fußball, und dann kann er sich wieder mit den anderen Chelsea-Hooligans volllaufen lassen, mit Koks aufputschen und verfeindeten Gangs die Scheiße aus den Schädeln prügeln. Den Sonntag brauchen er und seine Kumpels dann zur Erholung. Ihr Leben pendelt zwischen Bürgerlichkeit und Loyalität zur Clique, auch wenn es sie das Leben kostet. Mit einem exklusiven Vorwort von Philipp Köster (11 FREUNDE).

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.

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.

Die Gaben der Unvollkommenheit

Lass los was du glaubst, sein zu müssen, und umarme was du bist. Leben aus vollem Herzen.
Author: Brené Brown
Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag
ISBN: 3899016831
Category: Self-Help
Page: 180
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Brené Brown, erfolgreiche Powerfrau, erlebt einen Zusammenbruch, den sie ihr "spirituelles Erwachen" nennt. Sie geht auf Spurensuche in Sachen Perfektionismus: Was treibt uns an, immer besser und effektiver werden zu wollen? Warum schämen wir uns so, wenn wir trotz größter Anstrengungen den an uns gestellten Anforderungen nie gerecht werden? Browns überraschende Erkenntnis: Perfektion entfremdet! Es ist unsere Unvollkommenheit, die uns mit uns selbst und anderen verbindet und das Leben vollkommen macht.

Verletzlichkeit macht stark

Wie wir unsere Schutzmechanismen aufgeben und innerlich reich werden
Author: Brené Brown
Publisher: Kailash Verlag
ISBN: 3641106788
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
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Selbstliebe statt Perfektionismus In einer Welt, in der die Furcht zu versagen zur zweiten Natur geworden ist, erscheint Verletzlichkeit als gefährlich. Doch das Gegenteil ist der Fall: Die renommierte Psychologin Brené Brown zeigt, dass Verletzlichkeit der Ort ist, wo Liebe, Zugehörigkeit, Freude und Kreativität entstehen. Unter ihrer behutsamen Anleitung erforschen wir unsere Ängste und entwickeln eine machtvolle neue Vision, die uns ermutigt, Großes zu wagen.

Die Schande von Missoula

Vergewaltigung im Land der Freiheit
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492973353
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 480
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Die meisten Vergewaltiger kannten ihre Opfer vorher, wodurch die Strafverfolgung und die gerichtliche Suche nach der Wahrheit oft komplex und undurchsichtig ist und die vergewaltigten Frauen ein zweites Mal traumatisiert werden. In seinem neuen Buch beschäftigt sich Jon Krakauer mit Vergewaltigungsfällen in der amerikanischen Universitätsstadt Missoula. Minutiös und doch einfühlsam skizziert er die Ereignisse, die eine ganze Gesellschaft an der Frage nach Recht und Unrecht, Wahrheit und Lüge verzweifeln lassen, er spricht mit den Beschuldigten und den Opfern und schildert packend, wie schmerzhaft die Suche nach Gerechtigkeit und Sühne bei Gericht sein kann.

Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442154517
Category:
Page: 411
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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.