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ABC Sports: The Rise and Fall of Network Sports Television

Travis Vogan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520292956
eISBN:
9780520966260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292956.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The American Broadcasting Company division ABC Sports is behind some of network sports television’s most significant practices, personalities, and moments. It created the weekend anthology Wide World ... More


All Our Yesterdays: A History of Media Sport

Raymond Boyle and Richard Haynes

in Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635924
eISBN:
9780748671083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635924.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Provides a social history of the media sport relationship. Examines newspapers, radio, film and television. Sets the present study in an historical context.


Sport History in the Digital Era

Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038938
eISBN:
9780252096891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

From statistical databases to story archives, from fan sites to the real-time reactions of Twitter-empowered athletes, the digital communication revolution has changed the way fans relate to LeBron's ... More


The Bones of Digital History

Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips

in Sport History in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038938
eISBN:
9780252096891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This introductory chapter discusses the relationship between history making and the digital era, particularly sport historians' use of digital tools and engagement with digital history. The digital ... More


Conclusion

Richard Holt

in Sport and the British: A Modern History

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852298
eISBN:
9780191670541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852298.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the development of British sport from the early 18th to the mid-19th century. Modern British sport started to develop and was promoted privately ... More


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


Interactivity, Blogs, and the Ethics of Doing Sport History

Rebecca Olive

in Sport History in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038938
eISBN:
9780252096891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores the potential of blogs and blogging for sport historians. Blog posts, using a variety of media but largely focused on written text, are produced by single authors or collectives ... More


Who Is a Fan?

Erin C. Tarver

in The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter conducts an historical investigation into the development of “sports fan” as a concept and argues (contrary to a popular social scientific model) for a broad theoretical understanding of ... More


“Dear Collective Brain …”: Social Media as a Research Tool in Sport History

Mike Cronin

in Sport History in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038938
eISBN:
9780252096891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores the potential of social media as a research tool. There are three key uses of social media: gaining assistance from fellow sport historians and researchers, collecting data, and ... More


Invisible Umpires

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the place of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s in sports history, and particularly the relationship between the Klan and the development of interracial sport, whether in boxing, ... More


Into the Digital Era: Sport History, Teaching and Learning, and Web 2.0

Tara Magdalinski

in Sport History in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038938
eISBN:
9780252096891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the numerous opportunities for incorporating interactive, Internet-based technologies for collaborative learning into sport history pedagogy. These include blogs, wikis, ... More


Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era

Eric Reed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206530
eISBN:
9780226206677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206677.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The book recounts for the first time the commercial and cultural history of the Tour de France bicycle race in the context of globalization. The Tour was the crown jewel of French cycling and also ... More


Paired Heroines: Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the Global Stage

Kathleen A. Bishop

in A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038136
eISBN:
9781621039617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the legacy of the rivalry between tennis players Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. It explains that their rivalry was so intense that they played each other 80 times — with ... More


Baseball in Nikkei America

Samuel O. Regalado

in Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037351
eISBN:
9780252094538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037351.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explains the significance of baseball among the Nikkei, or the Japanese diaspora, in the United States. Throughout the history of their people in the United States, the national pastime ... More


Stinking It Up: The 1951 College Basketball Gambling Scandal

Albert J. Figone

in Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the 1951 college basketball gambling scandal, arguing that, contrary to popular belief, the largest gambling scandal in the history of sports up to 1951 was not an isolated ... More


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