Sporting Realities

Sporting Realities brings together a diverse group of scholars to probe the sports documentary’s cultural meanings, aesthetic practices, industrial and commercial dimensions, and political contours across historical, social, medium ...

Sporting Realities

Despite the increasing number of popular and celebrated sports documentaries in contemporary culture, such as ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, there has been little scholarly engagement with this genre. Sports documentaries, like all films, do not merely showcase objective reality but rather construct specific versions of sporting culture that serve distinct economic, industrial, institutional, historical, and sociopolitical ends ripe for criticism, contextualization, and exploration. Sporting Realities brings together a diverse group of scholars to probe the sports documentary’s cultural meanings, aesthetic practices, industrial and commercial dimensions, and political contours across historical, social, medium-specific, and geographic contexts. It considers and critiques the sports documentary’s visible and powerful position in contemporary culture and forges novel connections between the study of nonfiction media and sport.

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Sporting Realities
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Samantha N. Sheppard, Travis Vogan
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Despite the increasing number of popular and celebrated sports documentaries in contemporary culture, such as ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, there has been little scholarly engagement with this genre. Sports documentaries, like all films, do not merely showcase objective reality but rather construct specific versions of sporting culture that serve
Understanding UK Sport Policy in Context
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jonathan Grix
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

The London Olympics of 2012 acted as a focal point for an examination of UK sport policy. Individual chapters from leading specialists in their fields focus upon the central components of the UK?s ?model? of sport - for example elite, school and community sport and talent ID policies - and
21st Century Sports
Language: en
Pages: 301
Authors: Sascha L. Schmidt
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-12 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book outlines the effects that technology-induced change will have on sport within the next five to ten years, and provides food for thought concerning what lies further ahead. Presented as a collection of essays, the authors are leading academics from renowned institutions such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Queensland
Gender, Media, Sport
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Susanna Hedenborg, Gertrud Pfister
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Despite the position that sport occupies at the centre of public attention, and despite the billions of consumers and immense coverage which it attracts from around the globe, it seems that the media prioritise coverage of only a very small fraction of sporting events, and a few prominent athletes. It
Sporting Blackness
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Samantha N. Sheppard
Categories: African Americans in motion pictures
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

Sporting Blackness examines issues of race and representation in sports films, exploring what it means to embody, perform, play out, and contest blackness by representations of Black athletes on screen. By presenting new critical terms, Sheppard analyzes not only "skin in the game," or how racial representation shapes the genre's