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Author Earnheardt, Adam C., 1970-

Title Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization : Exploring the Fandemonium
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (313 pages)
Contents Pt. One Fan Identity -- 1. Remaining Rooted in a Sea of Red: Agrarianism, Place Attachment, and Nebraska Cornhusker Football Fans / Scott Titsworth -- 2. The Dynamics of Identity in the Communities of Local Professional Wrestling / John Heppen -- 3. The 13th Man: Constructions of Fandom at the 2008 Ryder Cup / John Harris -- 4. Farewell to the Chief: Fan Identification and the Sports Mascot as Postmodern Image / Phil Chidester -- pt. Two Fan Socialization -- 5. The Social Dimension of Sports Fanship / Gayle Nadorff -- 6. The Importance of Team Identification in Perceptions of Trust of Fellow and Rival Sport Fans / Jason R. Lanter -- 7. No Limits: Sensation Seeking and Fandom in the Sport Culture of the X Games / Andrew C. Billings -- 8. Sport Fans, Athletes, and Communication: Applying Theory to Understanding if Fans Impact Athletes' Cognitive and Physical Performance / Jennifer Marmo
9. "Pronger You Ignorant Ape...I Hope You Fall Off Space Mountain!": A Study of the Institutional Work of Sport Fans / Mark Julien -- pt. Three Fans and Media -- 10. "Brett Favre is a God": Sports Fans' Perpetuation of Mythology on Newspaper Websites / Allison Harthcock -- 11. Communicating Organizational History to Sports Fans / Matthew Gill -- 12. The Many Faces of "Fans": How the NBA Reaches Out to Its Different Audience Segments / John A. Fortunato -- 13. From Good ol' Boys to National Spectacle: Motives and Identification among Young NASCAR Fans / John S. W. Spinda -- 14. Why Hispanic Fans Are the Lifeblood of Major League Soccer / Ric Jensen -- pt. Four Fans and Gender -- 15. From Football Widow to Fan: Web Narratives of Women and Sports Spectatorship / Lawrence A. Wenner -- 16. Football Fans Do Wear Pink: Game Day Broadcasts, Female Football Fans and Their NFL / Kathy Brady -- 17. Great Expectations: An Analysis of the Fan Base for WNBA's 2008 Expect Great / Katherine L. Lavelle -- pt. Five Fans and Fantasy Sports -- 18. Fantasy Sports and Sports Fandom: Implications for Mass Media Research / Tom Isaacson -- 19. Show Me the Numbers!: Media Dependency and Fantasy Game Participants / 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, qu
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sports spectators -- Psychology.
Sports spectators -- Social conditions.
Sports -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Aden, Roger C., 1962-
Armfield, Greg G.
Beard, David E.
Berg, Kelly
Billings, Andrew C.
Boone, Jeff
Bowman, Nicholas D
Brady, Kathy, 1954-
Chidester, Phillip J
Fingerhut, David
Fortunato, John A.
Foster, William Murchison, 1931-
Gantz, Walter.
Gill, Matthew J
Grieve, Frederick
Haridakis, Paul
Harris, John.
Harthcock, Allison
Heppen, John.
Hugenberg, Barbara
Hyatt, Craig
Isaacson, Tom E
Jensen, Ric.
Julien, Mark.
Lanter, Jason R
Lavelle, Katherine L
Marmo, Jennifer
McCabe, Jessi
McGuire, John P. (John Patrick), 1937-
Nadorff, P. Gayle (Pamela Gayle)
Partridge, Julie A
Porri, Sarah
Spinda, John S. W.
Titsworth, Brian S
Visek, Amanda J
Walker, James R.
Wann, Daniel L.
Wenner, Lawrence A.
Zapalac, Ryan K
LC no. 2011040881
ISBN 073914622X