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Title Sports fans, identity, and socialization exploring the fandemonium / edited by Adam C. Earnheardt, Paul M. Haridakis, and Barbara S. Hugenberg
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2012.
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 Floor2  GV715 .S68 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / James R. Walker -- Introduction / Paul M. Haridakis, Adam C. Earnheardt -- Fan identity. Remaining rooted in a sea of red : agrarianism, place attachment, and Nebraska cornhusker football fans / Roger C. Aden, Scott Titsworth -- Dynamics of identity in the communities of local professional wrestling / David Beard, John Heppen -- 13th man : constructions of fandom at the 2008 Ryder cup / John Harris -- Farewell to the chief : fan identification and the sports mascot as postmodern image / Phil Chidester -- Fan socialization. Social dimension of sports fanship / Walter Gantz, David Fingerhut, Gayle Nadorff -- Importance of team identification in perceptions of trust of fellow and rival sport fans / Daniel L. Wann ... [et. al] -- no limits : sensation seeking and fandom in the sport culture of the X games / Sarah Porri, Andrew C. Billings -- Sports fans, athletes, and communication : applying theory to understanding if fans impact athletes' cognitive and physical performance / Jennifer Marmo -- "Pronger you ignorant ape... I hope you fall off space mountain!" : a study of the institutional work of sport fans / William M. Foster, Craig G. Hyatt, Mark Julien -- Fans and media. "Brett Favre is a God" : sports fans' perpetuation of mythology on newspaper websites / Kelly Berg, Allison Harthcock -- Communicating organizational history to sports fans / Matthew Gill -- Many faces of "fans" : how the NBA reaches out to its different audience segments / John A. Fortunato -- From good ol' boys to national spectacle : motives and identification among young NASCAR fans / John S.W. Spinda -- Why Hispanic fans are the lifeblood of major league soccer / Ric Jensen -- Fans and gender. From football widow to fan : web narratives of women and sports spectatorship / Laurence A. Wenner -- Football fans Do wear pink : game day broadcasts, female football fans and their NFL / Kathy Brady -- Great expectations : an analysis of the fan base for WNBA's 2008 Expect great / Katherine L. Lavelle -- Fans and fantasy sports. Fantasy sports and sports fandom : implications for mass media research / Nicholas David Bowman, Jessi McCabe, Tom Isaacson -- Show me the numbers! Media dependency and fantasy game participants / John P. McGuire, Greg C. Armfield, Jeff Boone.
Summary "Identity and socialization among sports fans are burgeoning areas of study among a growing cadre of scholars in the social sciences and beyond. Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization, edited by Adam C. Earnheardt, Paul Haridakis, and Barbara Hugenberg, is an eclectic collection of new studies from accomplished and emerging scholars in the fields of communication, business, geography, kinesiology, psychology, and more, who employ a wide range of methodologies including quantitative, qualitative, and critical analyses"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Sports spectators -- Psychology.
Sports -- Social aspects.
Sports spectators -- Social conditions.
Related Names Earnheardt, Adam C., 1970-
Haridakis, Paul M., 1957-
Hugenberg, Barbara S., 1954-
ISBN 9780739146231 (hardback)
0739146238 (hardback)
9780739146224 (electronic)
073914622X (electronic)
Standard # 7158717
OCLC number 817986081