Sports Mania : Essays on Fandom and the Media in the 21st Century
In these essays, thirty of the leading scholars in sports communication tackle a wide range of subjects, including the ways in which people root for their teams, the consumption of sports information, 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 and culture, and their identification with sports and individual teams.
- Paperback | 293 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
- 30 Sep 2008
- McFarland & Co Inc
- Jefferson, NC, United States
- bibliography, index
"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 the first monograph dedicated to showcasing research on the relationship between sports fans and the media...will be particularly useful to scholars interested in the changing face of sports media and the role of fans in that evolution"--Journal of Sport History; "a valuable reference volume for any committed scholar of sport or media"--Nordic Sport Science Forum.
About Paul M. Haridakis
Lawrence W. Hugenberg is a communications professor at Kent State University and has published on NASCAR and its fans. Paul M. Haridakis is a professor at Kent State University researching media law, uses, and effects. Adam C. Earnheardt is a professor of communication studies and basic course director at Youngstown State University. His research interests include sports media effects, media ethics, and new media studies.