Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender

Historical Perspectives and Media Representations

Author: L. Fuller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230600751

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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Interested in the nexus between sport, gender, and language, Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations contains 21 wide-ranging chapters examining sport vis-à-vis the language surrounding and incorporated by it in the world arena.

Sexual Sports Rhetoric

Historical and Media Contexts of Violence

Author: Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433105081

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 8918


"Sexual Sports Rhetoric: Historical and Media Contexts of Violence" deals with controversies surrounding the notion of sport violence added to the equation of gender and language. Topics discussed range from hooliganism, spousal abuse, and racial and/or gender orientation issues to literary, televised, filmic and photographic (pornographic?) images of sports violence. The sports represented include ice hockey, stock car racing, football, body building, baseball, boxing, rugby, wrestling, and pool.

Fußball. Macht. Politik.

Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Fußball und Gesellschaft

Author: Jonas Bens,Susanne Kleinfeld,Karoline Noack

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839425581

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Dieses Buch wirft einen kritischen Blick auf die sozialen, machtpolitischen, historischen und mythischen Strukturen des populären Fußballsports. Die Verquickungen von Fußball mit Prozessen von Macht und Politik werden an verschiedenen Fallstudien durch Beiträge aus unterschiedlichsten Blickwinkeln beleuchtet: Kulturanthropologie, Geschichte (Maya und Inka), Politik, Journalismus, Kommunikationswissenschaften, Gender Studies, Sportwissenschaften, Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Soziologie. Eine Lektüre lohnt sich nicht nur für Fußballfans, sondern für alle, die sich für ungewohnte Perspektiven und überraschende Einsichten in Geschichte und Gegenwart begeistern können.


Principles and Practices

Author: Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 078901825X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 371

View: 6718


A comprehensive introduction to the workings of the business, Sportscasters/Sportscasting: Principles and Practices explains all of the information essential to anyone looking to begin a career in sports media. This unique volume explores topics in print and broadcast media, sports psychology, technology issues, politics and legalities, ethics, and even the role of sports and sportscasting in society. Other topics discussed include the historical development and economics of sports and sportscasting, sports spectators, sports controversies, sociological perspectives, and sports journalism. Sportscasters/Sportscasting: Principles and Practices is filled with knowledge essential to the craft of sportscasting, including numerous appendices containing acronyms and biographic information about over 200 sportscasters, and a complete Instructorâe(tm)s Manual with exercises to help guide students toward mastery of the topic. Please visit for more information and to download the Instructor's Manual.

African Women's Unique Vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS

Communication Perspectives and Promises

Author: L. Fuller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230616208

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

View: 9563


This is an in-depth look at the biomedical, socio-cultural, economic, legal and political, and educational vulnerabilities faced by the population that is most vulnerable to the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS: African women.

Female Olympians

A Mediated Socio-Cultural and Political-Economic Timeline

Author: Linda Fuller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137582812

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 9660


This book examines women's participation in the Olympic Games since they were allowed to be included in that global arena. Using a holistic, social scientific approach, and emphasizing the rhetoric of sport mediatization, Female Olympians reviews the literature relative to sexism, racism, and ageism before providing historical, political, economic, and socio-cultural perspectives such as the gendered language of Olympic reportage, religious considerations, women’s bodies relative to their training for the Games, drugs and doping, and female Paralympians. With numerous critical case studies, never-before assembled data, and personal interviews with athletes, this volume offers insights that both investigate and celebrate female Olympians’ successes.

Telecommunications and Popular Culture

An Encyclopedia

Author: Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576071809

Category: Telecommunication

Page: 345

View: 9694


Exploring the unique intersection of science, technology, and applied culture, this illustrated volume offers just the right blend of lucid definition of technical terms and discussion of the cultural impact of various telecommunications concepts and media as it studies how communication affects lives and history on a day-to-day basis.

Tsunami Communication

(inter)personal/intercultural, Media, Technical, Ethical, Philanthropic, Development, and Personal Responses

Author: Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 9781572738188

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 5504


It has been called the world's worst recorded natural disaster and the largest earthquake in 40 years, galvanizing the largest global relief effort in history. For those involved in the discipline and/or practice of communications, it presented a unique case study from a number of perspectives. The overwhelming significance of this volume comes from its being a combination of both academic scholars and developmental practitioners in the field

Women and AIDS

Negotiating Safer Practices, Care, and Representation

Author: Nancy L. Roth,Nancy Roth,Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Haworth Press

ISBN: 9780789060143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

View: 1918


For many women, the advice “Use a condom!” is not enough to help protect them from HIV infection. As Women and AIDS reveals, “negotiating” safer sex practices is a very complex issue for women who are involved in relationships where they do not enjoy physical, social, or economic equality. The book's authors maintain that the key to curbing the spread of HIV and to caring for those already infected--is communication. Women and AIDS is the first volume to address HIV/AIDS and women from a communication perspective. This helpful guidebook addresses how women might achieve safer sexual and drug injection practices with partners, but it also explores women's negotiation of the health care system as patients, medical research subjects, and caregivers. It challenges traditional assumptions about the relationship between care providers and patients and the meaning of patient compliance and raises important questions about gender, race, and class that are exacerbated by the epidemic. Designed to ground interventions in the realities of women's lives, Women and AIDS discusses what women can do to get around communication and health care obstacles. To this end, you will learn about: using the media for HIV-related social action and to promote women's views of HIV and sexuality prison health care for HIV-positive women cultural constructions of sex and drug sharing in a variety of communities long-term changes that will empower women delivering an HIV-positive diagnosis to patients gender roles and caregiving the language we use to talk about “Third World” women and “Asian AIDS” women AIDS filmmakers/videographers For the benefit of AIDS activists, health care providers, and counselors, Women and AIDS discusses women and their communication and awareness from virtually every angle. This book analyzes situations where communication breaks down--from the woman who can't openly discuss safe sex with her partner, to the drunk college student who “hooks up,” to the doctor who gives an HIV-positive diagnosis without compassion--and offers communication solutions. This will help women avoid such risks, establish communication and safety in their lives, and construct meaningful roles in relationship to HIV/AIDS.

Mediated Deviance and Social Otherness

Interrogating Influential Representations

Author: Kylo-Patrick R. Hart

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

View: 1501


If, in fact, "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her [step]mother forty whacks," why (from a representational standpoint) did her stepmother deserve it? If older gay men in Internet chat rooms regularly provide much-needed acceptance and advice to younger gay males during the coming-out process, how is it that they continually reinforce racist ideologies and powerless subjectivities while doing so? What sorts of media images are commonly presented of individuals and groups that are regarded as being deviant in society, and whose interests do they ultimately serve? The answers to these important questions and many others are provided in the pages of Mediated Deviance and Social Otherness: Interrogating Influential Representations, which explores provocative representations of deviance in various media forms including books, films, musical offerings, news accounts, television programs, and Internet sites and their substantial cultural, political, and social consequences for the lived realities of individuals of different backgrounds and lifestyles. The eye-opening chapters of this book enable readers to more fully realize the regularity with which media representations continuously contribute, in powerful ways, to the formation and perpetuation of influential social constructions of deviance and otherness as they pertain to delinquents, criminals, and individuals of all ages, classes, genders, races, sexual orientations, and health/(dis)ability statuses. Mediated Deviance and Social Otherness: Interrogating Influential Representations is a thought-provoking anthology that offers fresh insight and new approaches to critically analyzing social constructions of deviancy across a variety of media forms. While scholars have long examined the relationship between media and deviancy, this collection of essays features a range of theoretical perspectives through which to investigate deviancy and its various interpretations in original ways. In the process, it deepens our understanding of how deviancy has been constructed across time and in differing social/cultural milieus. The essays in this anthology reflect the diverse disciplines of their contributing scholars. At the same time, the anthology does not waver from its clear focus on deviancy, lending it substantial coherence and readability. The book is expertly structured and edited. Each of the essays draws inspiration from a refreshing variety of sources and fields of study. The anthology is accordingly divided into six distinct yet related sections that mark its coherence and readability. Simultaneously, the essays within each section are quite different from one another, allowing the reader to make thought-provoking connections between representations of deviancy both within sections and among them. Mediated Deviance and Social Otherness: Interrogating Influential Representations is an important text. Considering the growth of new media forms, its investigation of both old and new media in relation to social constructions of deviancy represents a timely and topical contribution to the field of media and cultural studies. Given its breadth and scope, the anthology represents a highly significant scholarly contribution that will greatly benefit scholars, students, and interested individuals of all levels. It offers eye-opening insights to anyone with an interest in cultural studies, disease and disability studies, film and television studies, LGBT studies, criminal justice, sociology, and related fields. Brief Reviewer Bio: Metasebia Woldemariam, Ph.D., is an associate professor of communication and media studies at Plymouth State University who specializes in media representations of deviancy and otherness. Mediated Deviance and Social Otherness: Interrogating Influential Representations is an erudite collection offering critical and cultural analysis of media representations within various media forms, including journalism, film, documentary, television, fiction, music, and the Internet. The book is divided into six sections that highlight the categories of deviance and otherness the contributors emphasize: (1) Age; (2) Crime and Criminals; (3) Disease and Disability; (4) Gender, Race, and Class; (5) Sexual Orientation; and (6) "Other" Forms of Deviance, which include masochism, carnival "spectaculars," and cultures of violence. While some chapters feature links to topics common to media studies, such as the Motion Picture Production Code, what is powerful about the collection is how varied the interpretive standpoints of the contributors are. An example of one such unique interpretive perspective comes from Linda K. Fuller, whose chapter examines the sexual-political aspects of African AIDS-related films based on her work in West Africa "with a sexologist collating and critiquing appropriate media for Life Skills." This interpretive variety inspires novel examination of media representations through the originality of varied genres of analysis: the collection offers analysis of classic as well as popular literature, popular as well as veiled news media, award-winning as well as obscure television series, and outlaw country music as well as rap music. Because "media" is so broadly interpreted within the collection, readers are encouraged to view mass media as a crucial cultural landscape for meaning making. Each contributor offers a timely perspective about past or contemporary society through the analysis of unique media genres and artifacts, or even through analysis of representations in multiple media forms. For example, Annette Holba examines multiple forms of the media representations of a less emphasized person in the Lizzie Borden case, Borden's stepmother. Editor Kylo-Patrick R. Hart's own contribution examines multiple media representations of the visible physical signs of AIDS before focusing on their representation in two particularly noteworthy film melodramas. Rather than focusing on stereotypical categories of deviance and otherness, the contributors focus on less commonly acknowledged representations or challenge commonly acknowledged understandings of media. This is evident through Christopher J. Pèrez's ethnographic observation of instant messages from participants, which dispels the notion that such online communities allow for positive expressions of gay identity. Through its broad interpretation of media, the collection offers an ample array of less commonly acknowledged media genres, as evident in Margaret Weigel's class analysis of the electric-bulb advertising sign "spectaculars" in Manhattan from 1892 to 1917; Wendy Korwin's visual analysis of a set of four image plates used within prescriptive literature; and Amanda Klein's cinematic comparison of portrayed deviance in the 1950s juvenile delinquency teenpic and the 1990s ghetto action film. Incorporated also are unique perspectives on traditional news media representations, as in Thomas Grochowski's interpretation of celebrity defendant perspectives of O.J. Simpson. Occasionally, common themes thread particular chapters together, allowing opportunities to understand how critics view the same or similar media differently. For example, David Sealy and Georges-Claude Guilbert as well as Valentin Locoge offer analysis of the HBO television series OZ. Additionally, contemporary moral dilemmas and societal issues are covered as they appear in various media representations, as when Barbara Barnett's discussion of journalistic representations of maternal infanticide and perfection appear alongside Robert Goff's analysis of the textured view of abortion provided by the film Vera Drake. Hart's collection is important to expanding the scholarly understanding of media representations because it provokes thinking about what makes media mean so much to humans in particular social, cultural, historical, and even technological contexts. The issue of the detrimental effects of "shared notions of deviance and social otherness" is evident in chapters that highlight original perspectives useful for either scholarly analysis or challenging, graduate-level classroom discussions. Also, because the collection includes literary analysis, it could serve well those with interest in literary criticism. ELESHA RUMINSKI, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with experience teaching mass communication, film studies, and visual communication.

Community Media

International Perspectives

Author: Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403977946

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

View: 9050


Drawing on both theoretical and practical case studies, this collection moves from developing attempts at local media to case studies and on to cyber-examples. The contributors, all distinguished international communications scholars, present a range of perspectives on the ever-burgeoning area of grassroots, local media.

Beyond the Stars: The material world in American popular film

Author: Paul Loukides

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879726225

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

View: 5038


Beyond the Stars III is the third in a five-volume series dedicated to presenting new scholarship on American movie conventions. This anthology deals with such diverse conventions as the treatment of food, the iconography of weapons, the paraphernalia of baseball, the uses of clothing, tools and technologies, and the representation of art and print media within the world of film. The essays within this collection help to reveal how the objects in American movies reflect both the fixed and changeable cultural assumptions of film makers and film audiences. Because the conventions of film - whether of character, plot, material objects, locales or thematic motifs - are, in themselves, evidence of our most basic assumptions about the world in which we live, they are rarely noticed or written about. Those who are interested in American life and the ways in which film reflects and sometimes distorts the patterns of our culture will find in these essays much that is illuminating and thought provoking.

Beyond the Stars: Locales in American popular film

Author: Paul Loukides

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879725884

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

View: 9915


The Beyond the Stars: Studies in American Popular Film series was begun with a sense that the study of American movie conventions of plot, character, material objects, locales and thematic or ideological motifs across the boundaries of genre - as well as within those boundaries - could lead to new insights into the relationship between popular film and the complex social matrix of American life. For the film scholar interests in the symbiotic relationship between popular film and American life, the study of film conventions offers the kind of historical perspective that is a requisite component of the study of American popular culture. Because individual film conventions can be documented with some precision, they can offer particularly telling clues into the interaction between the world of film and the social environment which created and consumed those films. In this volume of the Beyond the Stars series, the subject of the various individual essays are discrete conventions of movie locales, but the subject of the volume as a whole - as with the other books in the series - is the viability of film convention studies as a tool for the study of film and American culture.

Beyond the Stars: Plot conventions in American popular film

Author: Paul Loukides,Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879725174

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

View: 3499


The study of the conventional dimensions of film, whether of characters, narrative device, material objects, locales, or thematic motifs, provides a means of examining the most fundamental cultural assumptions of American movie makers and movie audiences. Because plot conventions are, in themselves, indexes of cultural beliefs about the physical and social world and how they should function, scholarship that focuses on the birth, evolution, or obsolescence of individual plot conventions helps to reveal the interrelationship between the movement of popular film and changes in American society.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

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Rhetorik und Stilistik / Rhetoric and Stylistics. Halbband 1

Author: Ulla Fix

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110211408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1154

View: 2304


The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.