Mediated Football

Representations and Audience Receptions of Race/Ethnicity, Nation and Gender

Jacco van Sterkenburg and Ramón Spaaij (Editors)

Routledge, London and New York, 2016
Hardback, ISBN 978 1138 912 069

Football has become one of the most mediated cultural practices in modern Western societies, providing players, officials and spectators with implicit and often hidden discourses about race/ethnicity, national identity and gender. This book provides new and critical insights into how mediated football as a contested cultural practice influences, and is influenced by, discourses and stereotypes about race/ethnicity, nation and gender that operate at the local, national and global level. It analyzes both contemporary media representations and the ways these representations are negotiated, interpreted and used by football media audiences. These issues are explored across all media genres (print media, television, online, social media, film, and so forth) in a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural manner, with contributions from diverse disciplines and countries.

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