Posts Tagged ‘ sports ’

The New Hegemonic Hierarchy: Tracking (Men’s) Athletic Activity

January 29, 2016
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The New Hegemonic Hierarchy: Tracking (Men’s) Athletic Activity

Are networked fitness-tracking apps another tool to preserve male hegemony? Rebecca Feasey pokes at the latest trend in MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man In Lycra)–ian behavior.
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More Than a (Small/White/Cisgender) Woman: Images of Non-Normative Women in Sports

July 28, 2015
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More Than a (Small/White/Cisgender) Woman: Images of Non-Normative Women in Sports

Jennifer Lynn Jones analyzes recent images and discourse on non-normative female athletes in sports media.
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Public Stadium Financing: The World’s Greatest “Save Our Show” Campaign

July 21, 2015
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Public Stadium Financing: The World’s Greatest “Save Our Show” Campaign

Spending public funds on sports stadiums and arenas is just as much about cultural policy as it is economic policy.
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Johnny Weir’s Divorce and the Burden of Representation

April 7, 2014
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Johnny Weir’s Divorce and the Burden of Representation

Johnny Weir's divorce challenges his status as one of the few openly gay American athletes, as well as the popular image of gay marriage and divorce in America.
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Conflicted Coverage: ESPN and Johnny Manziel

September 5, 2013
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Conflicted Coverage: ESPN and Johnny Manziel

ESPN reacted to Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel's controversial return to college football with both praise and criticism. What message are they trying to send to viewers, and why is it important culturally as well as financially?
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ESPN, Wimbledon, and the Limits of Broadcasting Equality

July 4, 2013
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ESPN, Wimbledon, and the Limits of Broadcasting Equality

Days after the channel debuted a documentary series focused on gender equality, their Wimbledon coverage raises questions about their own commitment to equality in broadcasting.
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Creating is Collecting

May 2, 2013
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Creating is Collecting

The culture of contemporary baseball card collecting is an excellent example of how creativity can serve as a satisfying replacement for traditional economic incentives.
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Two Futures for Football

January 30, 2013
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Two Futures for Football

The new findings on player concussions have caused an onslaught of negative media attention for the NFL, and may soon bring the sport of professional football to a crucial crossroads.
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Officially Defeated: On the Broader Significance of the NFL Referee Lockout

September 28, 2012
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Officially Defeated: On the Broader Significance of the NFL Referee Lockout

The referee lockout has been resolved, but we would do well do consider its broader implications before we allow it to recede into the past.
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Sporting Goods: Nostalgia, Gender, and Revision in CBS’ “One Shining Moment”

March 21, 2012
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Sporting Goods: Nostalgia, Gender, and Revision in CBS’ “One Shining Moment”

“One Shining Moment’s” recent revisions suggest that the mythic meaning the highlight attaches to the men's tournament is contingent upon the stability of the gendered television viewing experience it constructs.
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The Pains of Winning

June 17, 2011
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The Pains of Winning

The Bruins won the Stanley Cup, in style. So why, as a Vancouver Canucks fan, do I feel more relief than sadness?
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Rehabilitating the Investment in Sports Stardom

November 5, 2010
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Rehabilitating the Investment in Sports Stardom

Nike tries to give LeBron James a chance to address his off-season controversy in a new 90-second ad while re-establishing the commodity of sports stardom.
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Summer Media: Vive le Tour!

June 30, 2010
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Summer Media: Vive le Tour!

July brings with it one of my most cherished media rituals in the form of the exhilarating spectacle of suffering that is the Tour de France.
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On Sports Irrelevance

May 2, 2010
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On Sports Irrelevance

We hear a lot about teams and fans that are "tortured," but what about the ones we don't hear about at all?
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What Do You Think? Framing the Olympics

March 5, 2010
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What Do You Think? Framing the Olympics

Which frames bugged you, and which roped you in?
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