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What Is a Sports Videogame?

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Sports videogames aren’t simulations of sports, they are variants of them. In this chapter, Bogost rejects the idea that sports videogames are aiming to simulate real sports games seen on TV. He ... More


In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body

Grant Farred

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650231
eISBN:
9781452946115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650231.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Using the work of Alain Badiou, Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida, “In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body,” explores three events in sport: Ron Artest in basketball and Eric Cantona and ... More


Ron Artest: The Black Body at Rest (Alain Badiou)

Grant Farred

in In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650231
eISBN:
9781452946115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650231.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Ron Artest commits a flagrant foul in an NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons; after this incident, Artest chooses to lie supine on the scorer’s table, “provoking” (mainly ... More


Eric Cantona: The Body in Motion (Gilles Deleuze)

Grant Farred

in In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650231
eISBN:
9781452946115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650231.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

In January, 1995, Eric Cantona, after enduring a torrid time on the pitch in an English Premier League game, takes exception to the taunts of a xenophobic fan. After being sent off, Cantona launches ... More


Zinedine Zidane: Coup de Boule (Jacques Derrida)

Grant Farred

in In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650231
eISBN:
9781452946115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650231.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

In the waning moments of the 2006 World Cup final in Berlin, between France and Italy, Zindine Zidane, the French captain, headbutted – the famed coup de boule – an Italian player who had insulted ... More


People I’ve Rubbed Elbows With

Papa Jo Jones

in Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673001
eISBN:
9781452947419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673001.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the many memorable social connections Jo Jones has made in his lifetime. These people are spread out across a wide range of backgrounds, but primarily from music and sports, ... More


Media and Desire in the Sport Spectacle

Jennifer Doyle

in Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670826
eISBN:
9781452947181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670826.003.0023
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores the intersection of gender, mediation, and sport in a handful of works by contemporary artists. It seeks to address a negative space. When asked to speak at an exhibit centering ... More


Jocko Homo: How Gay Is the Super Bowl?

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the homoerotic subtext of the Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). Historically, athletic prowess and a consuming passion for sports ... More


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