Media and Sport. Part I

Friday, 20 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC27 Sociology of Sport (host committee)

Language: English

The relationship between the mass media and sport has a long and rich history as a topic of sociological inquiry. However the rapid proliferation of new media, and the continued concentrated ownership of old media necessitates ongoing and novel research into the way the media and sport interact. This session welcomes papers that consider the media and sport in relation to a range of themes including: advertising and marketing; representations of gender, race, and national identity; political economy and ideology; and new media. 

We encourage all participants to take up RC27 membership to benefit from priority in abstract selection, as well as networking opportunities through the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) eBulletin and annual conferences.

Session Organizer:
Brent MCDONALD, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Oral Presentations
Trivialisation, Fetishization and New Modes of Sexualisation: The (re-)Constitution of the Paralympic Athlete
Michael SILK, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom; Dan JACKSON, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom; Emma PULLEN, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Here Is a Place for You/Know Your Place: Understanding Representations of the Female Body in Fitness Advertising
Carly DRAKE, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada; Scott RADFORD, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada
A Comparison of the Japanese Sports Blogosphere and Newspapers
Mitsunori OHHASHI, Kurume University, Japan
“We Made You Pay Attention”: Media Representations of Sex Segregation and Male Practice Players in Women’s College Basketball
Laura UPENIEKS, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada; Ioana SENDROIU, University of Toronto, Canada
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