representations and audience receptions of race/ethnicity, nation and gender
Sterkenburg, J. van, & Spaaij, R.F.J. (2016). Mediated football: representations and audience receptions of race/ethnicity, nation and gender. London: Routledge.
Football has become one of the most mediated cultural practices in modern Western societies, providing players, officials and spectators with implicit and often hidden discourses about race/ethnicity, national identity and gender. This book provides new and critical insights into how mediated football as a contested cultural practice influences, and is influenced by, these discourses, which operate at the local, national and global level. It analyses both contemporary media representations and the ways these representations are negotiated, interpreted and used by football media audiences. These issues are explored across all media genres (print media, television, online, social media, film and so forth) in a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural manner, with contributions from diverse disciplines and countries. This book was originally published as a special issue of Soccer & Society.