Football in the New Media Age

Football in the New Media Age

Uses interviews with key players in the media and soccer industry to analyze the impact of media change on British soccer.

German Football

History, Culture, Society

German Football

This topical book provides unprecedented analysis of football's place in post-war and post-reunification Germany. The expert team of German and British contributors offers wide-ranging perspectives on the significance of football in German sporting and cultural life, showing how it has emerged as a focus for an expression of German national identity and pride in the post-war era. Some of the themes examined include: footballing expressions of local, regional and national identity ethnic dynamics, migrant populations and Europeanization German football’s commercial economy women’s football. Key moments in the history of German football are also explored, such as the victories in 1954, 1972 and 1990, the founding of the Bundesliga, and the winning bid for the 2006 World Cup.

Football and Accelerated Culture

This Modern Sporting Life

Football and Accelerated Culture

In Football and Accelerated Culture, Steve Redhead offers a new and challenging theorisation of global football culture, exploring the relationship between sport and culture in a rapidly shifting world. Incorporating cutting-edge concepts, from accelerated culture and claustropolitanism to non-postmodernity, he reflects on the demise of working class football cultures and the rapid media globalisation of ‘the people’s game’. Drawing on international empirical research and a unique and ground-breaking study of football hooligan memoirs, the book delves into a wide array of disciplines, examining fascinating topics such as the relationship between music and football; hooligans and ultras; the rise of social media and anti-modern football movements; and ultra-realist criminology. Football and Accelerated Culture offers a new way of thinking about sporting cultures that expands the boundaries of physical cultural studies. As such, it is important reading for anybody with an interest in the culture of sport and leisure, social theory, communication studies, criminology or socio-legal studies.

Going Down

Football in Crisis : how the Game Went from Boom to Bust

Going Down

Football's financial bubble has finally burst. After years of growth, the English game is on the verge of bankruptcy with the future of many clubs seriously in doubt. Paradoxically, football's financial crisis has come at a time when the game is earning more than ever before from television, sponsorship and increased attendances. Yet, at the same time, many clubs are saddled with massive debts. Going Down: Football in Crisis explores just how this situation has come about and establishes the resulting consequences for 'the beautiful game'.

Global Media Sport

Flows, Forms and Futures

Global Media Sport

How has globalization impacted on sports media? What are the economic ramifications? And what is the future of sports media? In order to answer these questions, this book investigates the constituents, dimensions and implications of the flows of media sport from the Global West to the Global East, and in the reverse direction. At an historical moment when the relative stability of the Western media sport order is under challenge, it analyses a range of key structures, practices and issues whose ramifications extend far beyond the fields of play and national contexts in which sport events take place. The book will appraise and analyse the state of sports television, rise of new sports media, emergence of hybrid sport cultural forms, eruption of sport-related political controversies, scandals and power struggles, mutations of forms of global sport fandom, and projections of the future of global media sport. In bringing together the latest research from across a number of disciplines, this book offers an exciting contribution to the emerging field of global sports media.

Sport and the Literary Imagination

Essays in History, Literature, and Sport

Sport and the Literary Imagination

The development of sport in the twentieth century has been examined from a variety of angles. Rarely, though, has the work of the creative writer been considered in detail. This book directs its attention to this neglected area, examining a selection of novels in which the subject of sport has featured prominently. It highlights the ways in which novelists in the second half of the twentieth century have approached sport, explained its place in society, and through the sporting subject constructed a critique of the historical circumstances in which their narrative is set. The study therefore seeks to complement the increasing body of work on the representation of sport through such media as film, television, and autobiography. It also brings a fresh dimension to the use made by historians of literary sources, suggesting that creative fiction can be far more valuable as historical evidence than has customarily been acknowledged.

New Media

A Critical Introduction

New Media

Providing a comprehensive introduction to the culture, technologies, history and theories of new media, this book considers the ways in which they really are new, assesses whether a media and technological revolution is under way and formulates ways for media studies to respond to new technologies.

We Have Never Been Postmodern

We Have Never Been Postmodern

This book sets out a variety of reasons why we should move away from seeing the recent era as 'postmodern' and our culture as 'postmodernist' through a series of analyses of contemporary culture.

Managing the Business of Sport

An Introduction

Managing the Business of Sport

This authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of sports management helps to explain the modern commercial environment that shapes sport at all levels and gives clear and sensible guidance on best practice in sports management, from elite sport to the local level. With useful features included throughout, such as chapter summaries and definitions of key terms, and with each chapter supported with real-world data and examples, this book is essential reading for all students of sport management and sport business.

Big Money, Beautiful Game

Saving Football from Itself

Big Money, Beautiful Game

Kevan Reilly and Paul Dempsey are professional journalists who have both been writing about the soccer revolution since its inception.Soccer has never been richer. Yet the game's new fount wealth is proving more of a threat than an opportunity. As the rich clubs get richer, the rest face at best obscurity and a worst bankruptcy. Forget romance, think finance. For promotion and relegation read profit center and insolvency. It has been a big and, in many ways, necessary change. But if soccer's bubble bursts, the consequences will affect everyone.The financial revolution now sweeping through European soccer had to happen. It has breathed new life into a sport that was bedeviled by hooliganism, a slapdash approach to safety and corruption. But as a new order takes control of the sport many claim that the world's most popular sport has leapt out of the frying pan into the fire.Thanks largely to television there is more money in the game than ever before, but there also seem to be more clubs facing bankruptcy. Even solid sides that appear well equipped for survival can see a small elite of super-rich teams pulling away and threatening to dominate every competition in perpetuity.Both professionals and fans claim the game's new master. know little about the sport, its romance and traditions, and it unique structure in which even the mightiest depend on the minnows. Instead these interlopers are regarded os smash-and grab merchants after a quick buck with no real concern that they may leave a sporting wasteland behind them.