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The Resource Immortality in sports : a sociology of media, fame, and infamy, Wib Leonard

Immortality in sports : a sociology of media, fame, and infamy, Wib Leonard

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Immortality in sports : a sociology of media, fame, and infamy
Title
Immortality in sports
Title remainder
a sociology of media, fame, and infamy
Statement of responsibility
Wib Leonard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sports have taken on tremendous importance in the world in which we live. Their social significance economic, political, and personal both nationally and internationally is unprecedented. What may not be so obvious on first blush is the sociological nature of sports. Sports offer one of the most visible public arenas for understanding the role that immortality plays in individual action, group dynamics, and with audiences and the media. Following a brief introduction to the sociology of sport, Leonard explores these dimensions of the sporting world through the idea of the postself how individuals regard themselves and want to be remembered by the public. From the individual psyche to the global arena of sports, this book features vivid examples and quotations from star athletes, coaches, and the media, offering poignant insights into the sporting world and about individuals and society
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Leonard, Wib
Dewey number
306.4/83
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Sports
  • Identity (Psychology)
Label
Immortality in sports : a sociology of media, fame, and infamy, Wib Leonard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-135) and index
Contents
Sport in the social and behavioral sciences -- Theoretical background -- Sport as a social world -- Fostering the postself -- Experiencing the postself -- The future of immortality in sports: a theoretical postscript -- Appendix: research methodology: a qualitative inquiry
Control code
ocn841229149
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 147 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612053806
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841229149
Label
Immortality in sports : a sociology of media, fame, and infamy, Wib Leonard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-135) and index
Contents
Sport in the social and behavioral sciences -- Theoretical background -- Sport as a social world -- Fostering the postself -- Experiencing the postself -- The future of immortality in sports: a theoretical postscript -- Appendix: research methodology: a qualitative inquiry
Control code
ocn841229149
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 147 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612053806
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841229149

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