Sport, Advertising and Global Promotional Culture

Sport, Advertising and Global Promotional Culture

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This book addresses the unique and mutually influential relationship between sport, culture and advertising. It argues that under the current paradigm of capitalism we are being transformed to think, act and live as consumers rather than as citizens. Consequently, we are engaged in an unsustainable pursuit of happiness through consumption which is not only changing our sense of identity but is impacting on our very existence. Real case studies are used to illustrate how corporations and advertising agencies are now excavating culture to find new, sacred and often shocking themes in order to attract our attention amidst the noise and imagery that clutters our cultural and sporting landscapes.
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  • Hardback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138940992
  • 9781138940994

Table of contents

1. Introduction: The matrix of sport, advertising and promotional culture 2. Advertising, Subjectivities and Identity 3. Sport Celebrities and Promotional Culture 4. Sport, Advertising and Femininity 5. Mediating and Marketing Masculinity: Sport, beer and advertising 6. Consuming `the Other': Sport advertising and indigenous culture 7. Globalisation and Corporate Nationalism and Promotional Culture 8. Screening (Commercial) Violence: The production, representation and regulation of global sport advertising 9. Stealing Innocence: The corporatisation of childhood sporting consumption 10. Dawn of the Living Dead: Sport advertising, memory and the politics of the ceased to be 11. Sport Mega-Events and the Politics of Promotional Culture 12. Sport, Culture and Advertising in the Digital Era 13. Conclusion
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About Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson is a Professor specialising in the socio-cultural analysis of sport at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic), the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), the University of British Columbia (Canada), the National Taiwan Normal University, and was recently appointed as a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa). Steve has published widely in the areas of globalization, national identity, media and advertising, with his books including The Other Sport Mega-Event: Rugby World Cup 2011 (2014), and The Contested Terrain of the New Zealand All Blacks (2013, with Jay Scherer). He has served as a grant reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and WADA (World Anti-Doping Association) and currently serves on the editorial boards of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Qualitative Research in Sport & Exercise, International Journal of Sport Marketing and Management, and Revista (Journal of the Latin American Association for the Sociocultural Study of Sport), and the Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science. He is the past-President of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA).

David Andrews is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, US, where he is Director of the Physical Cultural Studies Program. His research interests include: sports and late capitalism; contemporary cultural theory; globalization and sport; social injustices and inequalities; and the sociology of sport, health, and physical activity. He has published widely in journals including Social Identities, Social Semiotics, the Brown Journal of World Affairs, Quest, Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies, South Atlantic Quarterly, the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, the Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and the Sociology of Sport Journal. He has also published numerous books, including The Blackwell Companion to Sport (2013, edited with Ben Carrington) and Sport and Neoliberalism (2012, edited with Mike Silk) David serves as the assistant editor of the Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and an editorial board member of the Sociology of Sport Journal, Leisure Studies, Quest, and Sport Management Review. He is an elected fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE).
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