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LGBT athletes in the sports media, Rory Magrath, editor

In recent years, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes have received more media attention than ever before. Declining levels of homophobia across the Western world has facilitated a greater acceptance of LGBT athletes among heterosexual teammates, fans, and the sports media. Consequently, academic interest in sport, gender and sexuality has also increased substantially. This edited collection combines studies of gender and sexuality with that of the sports media to provide the first-ever comprehensive academic overview of LGBT athletes in the sports media. It draws upon work from a wide range of international scholars to provide an interdisciplinary analysis of improved media coverage of LGBT athletes, as well as the numerous issues and barriers which continue to exist. LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, media studies, and gender studies
Table Of Contents
1. LGBT Athletes, Changing Social Contexts, and the ‘Sports Media’; Rory Magrath -- 2. Perception v. Reality: Gay Male American Athletes and Coming Out Stories from; Luis Emilio and Adam White -- 3. Lesbian Athletes in the Sports Media: Ambivalence, Scrutiny, and Invisibility; Rachael Bullingham and Verity Postlethwaite -- 4.Traditional and Contemporary Methods of Coming Out in Sport; Peter Stott -- 5. Out of the Frame: How Sports Media Shapes Trans Narratives; Cathryn B. Lucas and Kristine E. Newhall -- 6. Britain’s First Openly Gay Football Referee: The Story of Ryan Atkin; Jamie Cleland -- 7. Gender and Sexual Relations in British Sports Broadcasting: Beyond Clare Balding; Philippa Velija -- 8. England Women’s 2015 FIFA World Cup: Online Media Perspectives; Charlie Pitkin and Tracey Bourne -- 9. Conner Mertens and the Muted Media Coverage of the First Openly Bisexual NCAA American Football Player; Mark Ogilvie and Mark McCormack -- 10. Media Framing of Transgender Athletes: Contradictions and Paradoxes in Coverage of MMA Fighter Fallon Fox; Adam Love -- 11. Sports Journalism and LGBT Issues: Defining Events and Evolving Coverage; William P. Cassidy -- 12. The Success of LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media; Edward M. Kian -- 13. Lingering Questions: Postulating the Future of the out LGBT Athlete in Modern Media; Andrew C. Billings, Leigh M. Moscowitz and Zachary C. Arth
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2019.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 295 pages)
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