Sports Spectators

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231517092

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 1027

In his previous books Allen Guttmann has provided incisive perspectives on Avery Brundage's role in the Olympic movement and on the nature of modern sports. Now, in his latest book, the accomplished historian of sport turns his attention from the playing field to the grandstand. Sports Spectators, the first historical study of the subject from antiquity to today, is at once erudite and entertaining; comprehensive and succint. Guttmann first examines the history of sports spectators, starting with Ancient Greece and Rome. He then moves on to the Renaissance and traces three early sports -the tournament, archery, and early versions of football. The author then focuses on the emergenece of sports in post-Renaissance England, and discusses the curious spectacle of animal sports (bear- and bull-baiting and cockfighting), as well as the first appearance of combat sports such as sword fighting, stick fighting, and boxing. The book concludes its historical view by exploring contemporary baseball, football, rowing, tennis, and golf. From his chronological narrative, Guttmann shifts to detailed analysis of the economic, sociological, and psychological aspects of sports spectatorship. Who were, and are, sports spectators? What is their gender and social class? Have they normally been participants as well as fans? What are the political functions of sports-watching? What are the social dynamics of spectatorship? Guttmann provides fresh insights which will be useful to scholars and fascinating to everyone. Sports Spectators also looks at the dramatic transformations radio and television have made, and offers an incisive critique of today's sports-related violence, including the increasingly frequent incidences of spectator hooliganism. How violent (or peaceful) have spectators traditionally been? Has spectator violence increased or decreased? You needn't be a season ticket-holder to enjoy Sports Spectators. Allen Guttmann makes the history of fandom come alive for any reader interested in Western culture and what forms of entertainment reveal about us, as well as those concerned with the recent growth of spectator violence.

Sport Fans

The Psychology and Social Impact of Fandom

Author: Daniel L. Wann,Jeffrey D. James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429852916

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 6393

Sports, and the fans that follow them, are everywhere. Sport Fans: The Psychology and Social Impact of Fandom examines the affective, behavioral, and cognitive reactions of fans to better comprehend how sport impacts individual fans and society as a whole. Using up-to-date research and theory from multiple disciplines including psychology, sociology, marketing, history, and religious studies, this textbook provides a deeper understanding of topics such as: the pervasiveness of sport fandom in society common demographic and personality characteristics of fans how fandom can provide a sense of belonging, of uniqueness, and of meaning in life the process of becoming a sport fan sport fan consumption and the future of sport and the fan experience. The text also provides a detailed investigation of the darker side of sport fandom, including fan aggression, as well as a critical look at the positive value of fandom for individuals and society. Sport Fans expertly combines a rigorous level of empirical research and theory in an engaging, accessible format, making this text the essential resource on sport fan behavior.

Routledge Handbook of Sports Marketing

Author: Simon Chadwick,Nicolas Chanavat,Michel Desbordes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317584929

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 3286

Sports marketing has become a cornerstone of successful sports management and business, driving growth in sport organisations and widening fan-bases. Showcasing the latest thinking and research in sports marketing from around the world, the Routledge Handbook of Sports Marketing goes further than any other book in exploring the full range of this exciting discipline. Featuring contributions from world-leading scholars and practitioners from across the globe, the book examines theories, concepts, issues and best practice across six thematic sections—brands, sponsorship, ambush marketing, fans and spectators, media, and ethics and development—and examines key topics such as: consumer behaviour marketing communications strategic marketing international marketing experiential marketing and marketing and digital media Comprehensive and authoritative, the Routledge Handbook of Sports Marketing is an essential reference for any student or researcher working in sport marketing, sport management, sport business, sports administration or sport development, and for all practitioners looking to develop their professional knowledge.

Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management

Author: Milena M. Parent,Jean-Loup Chappelet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135104301

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 444

View: 4173

From the Olympic Games to community-level competitions, sports events can be complex and pose a particular set of managerial challenges. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management surveys the management of sports events around the world of every size and scale, from small to mega-events, including one-off and recurring events, and single-sport and multi-sport events. The book adopts a unique stakeholder perspective, structured around the groups and individuals who have an interest in and co-create sports events, including organising committees, promoters, sport organisations, spectators, community groups, sponsors, host governments, the media and NGOs. Each chapter addresses a specific stakeholder, defines that stakeholder and its relationships with sports events, describes the managerial requirements for a successful event, assesses current research and directions for future research, and outlines the normative dimensions of stakeholder engagement (such as sustainability and legacy). No other book takes such a broad view of sports event management, surveying key theory, current research, best practice, and moral and ethical considerations in one volume. With contributions from leading sport and event scholars from around the world, the Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management is essential reading for any advanced student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport management, sport development, sport policy or events.

Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

Author: Rob Steen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408181363

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 5434

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014 Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all. Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins, evolution and impact, inside the lines and beyond the boundary, this book offers a thematic history of professional sport and the ingredients that magnetise millions around the globe. It tells the stories that matter: from the gladiators of Rome to the runners of Rift Valley via the innovator-missionaries of Rugby School; from multi-faceted British exports to the Americanisation of professionalism and the Indianisation of cricket. Rob Steen traces the development of these sports which captivate the turnstile millions and the mouse-clicking masses, addressing their key themes and commonalities, from creation myths to match fixing via race, politics, sexuality and internationalism. Insightful and revelatory, this is an entertaining exploration of spectator sports' intrinsic place in culture and how sport imitates life ? and life imitates sport.

Sports and Athletics Developments

Author: James H. Humphrey

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781604562057

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 118

View: 6113

Sports and athletics are at the focus of attention of millions and millions of people around the world - regardless of the level of the sport of athletic competition. There is perhaps more learned about life on the playing fields than anywhere else. Even the most disparate people can find common ground on sports or teams. This book brings together developments in this diverse field.

The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston: A Spectator's Handbook

Author: Christopher Klein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934598047

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 269

View: 4582

Boston isn't just passionate about sportsit's obsessed. The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston is the first and only comprehensive guide to the incredible range of spectator sporting events in and around the Hub. Discover the heart and soul of Boston among the fans at Fenway Park, the mobs lining the route of the Boston Marathon, the tailgaters at Boston College, and the crowds celebrating yet another championship for the Pats, Sox, and Celts. Paying tribute to Boston's legendary sports history, and covering everything from the Red Sox farm teams to the Head of the Charles, Christopher Klein provides the practical information devoted fans need: -How to get ticketseven at the last minute -How save cash -Where to score autographs -The best Boston sports bars (here and around the world) -Itineraries for out-of-town sports pilgrimages -And the Top Ten Things All Boston Fans Must Do Before the Fat Lady Sings Whether you're a rookie or an old-timer, The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston is your all-access ticket to the greatest sports city in the world.

Ice Hockey Made Simple

A Spectator's Guide

Author: P. J. Harari,Dave Ominsky

Publisher: First Base Sports, Inc.

ISBN: 9781884309113

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 125

View: 6209

A perennial favorite now in its fourth edition, this title helps guide viewers through the rules of the fast-moving and often confusing sport of ice hockey. It also guides the reader through the confusing jumble of numbers and statistics published in the sports page every day.

Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization Exploring the Fandemonium

Author: Adam C. Earnheardt,Paul M. Haridakis,Barbara S. Hugenberg

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739146238

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 301

View: 5656

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, qualitative, and critical analyses.

Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport

The Ultimate Volunteer Handbook

Author: Arthur Blaustein

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616080620

Category: Reference

Page: 264

View: 8291

Previous eds. titled: Make a difference.

The Social Psychology of Sport

Author: Gordon W. Russell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461580633

Category: Psychology

Page: 313

View: 6135

This book is written from the perspective of a social psychologist. As a conse quence, the topics covered in the upcoming chapters were chosen from among those traditionally of interest to the discipline of social psychology. A criterion for inclusion was the topic's usefulness in providing insights and/or understand ing ofthe social processes at work in sports settings. To this end, I have drawn ex tensively from mainstream journals in social psychology (e. g. , Journal of Per sonality and Social Psychology), and grounded the discussion of topics and issues on the methodologically sound studies/experiments they generally provide. There is also an equally strong interdisciplinary emphasis that features research from physical education, sociology, management science, and education. I have made a further attempt, not as successful as I would have liked, to incorporate a substan tial amount of the fine sports research that has been conducted overseas, particu larly in Europe and Australia. I am hopeful that in bringing together the works of international scholars from a variety of disciplines a clearer and balanced outline of this field will take shape. And now a word about the audience for this text and how to get the most from its pages. I would suggest that the reader have taken a course in social psychology following an introductory-level course. An introductory course in research methodology would also be helpful.

Sports Management and Sports Humanities

Author: Kazuyuki Kanosue,Kohei Kogiso,Daichi Oshimi,Munehiko Harada

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 443155324X

Category: Medical

Page: 202

View: 3929

This book focuses on (1) sports management, (2) sports economics and policy, and (3) sports humanities. The fact that sports humanities is a part of the sports management education program means that a person with extensive knowledge—not only business-related comprehension but also acquaintance with art-related fields, such as the humanities and law—will play a central role in sports management in the next generation. The former two parts aim to provide a clear understanding of sports management and marketing, including the motivational and/or emotional components of fan behavior and sports participation, sports club management, sports sponsorship, athlete reputation management, sports economics and elite sports policy. As stated above, various topics can be found in sports management research from the macro to the micro point of view and they are not individually separated but intimately connected. Moreover, given the interdisciplinary nature of sports management, specific, common and cross-border issues arise in each country. Data from several countries are included in the sports management part. Research beyond borders and collaborative research are expected to increase more significantly than before. Researchers in sports management are expected to find the best answers to such questions as how to manage sports-related organizations or people effectively, how to stimulate the global or local economy and exert social impact through sports, and how to help people gain well-being through sports. These research questions have not changed all through the ages and across the globe. In this book, the researchers also try to find the optimized solution in each topic and readers can find traces of their passionate exploration.

Sport 2.0

Transforming Sports for a Digital World

Author: Andy Miah

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262343126

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4266

Digital technology is changing everything about modern sports. Athletes and coaches rely on digital data to monitor and enhance performance. Officials use tracking systems to augment their judgment in what is an increasingly superhuman field of play. Spectators tune in to live sports through social media, or even through virtual reality. Audiences now act as citizen journalists whose collective shared data expands the places in which we consume sports news. In Sport 2.0, Andy Miah examines the convergence of sports and digital cultures, examining not only how it affects our participation in sport but also how it changes our experience of life online. This convergence redefines how we think of about our bodies, the social function of sports, and the kinds of people who are playing. Miah describes a world in which the rise of competitive computer game playing -- e-sports -- challenges and invigorates the social mandate. Miah also looks at the Olympic Games as an exemplar of digital innovation in sports, and offers a detailed look at the social media footprint of the 2012 London Games, discussing how organizers, sponsors, media, and activists responded to the world's largest media event. In the end, Miah does not argue that physical activity will cease to be central to sports, or that digital corporeality will replace the nondigital version. Rather, he provides a road map for how sports will become mixed-reality experiences and abandon the duality of physical and digital.

Death at the Ballpark

More Than 2,000 Game-Related Fatalities of Players, Other Personnel and Spectators in Amateur and Professional Baseball, 1862-2014, 2d ed.

Author: Robert M. Gorman,David Weeks

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786479329

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

View: 2006

When we think of baseball, we think of sunny days and leisurely outings at the ballpark--rarely do thoughts of death come to mind. Yet during the game's history, hundreds of players, coaches and spectators have died while playing or watching the National Pastime. In its second edition, this ground-breaking study provides the known details for 150 years of game-related deaths, identifies contributing factors and discusses resulting changes to game rules, protective equipment, crowd control and stadium structures and grounds. Topics covered include pitched and batted-ball fatalities, weather and field condition accidents, structural failures, fatalities from violent or risky behavior and deaths from natural causes.

Consuming Sport

Fans, Sport and Culture

Author: Garry Crawford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134440685

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 3021

Consuming Sport offers a detailed consideration of how sport is experienced and engaged with in the everyday lives, social networks and consumer patterns of its followers. It examines the processes of becoming a sport fan, and the social and moral career that supporters follow as their involvement develops over a life-course. The book argues that while for many people sport matters, for many more, it does not. Though for some sport is significant in shaping their social and cultural identity, it is often consumed and experienced by others in quite mundane and everyday ways, through the media images that surround us, conversations overheard and in the clothing of people we pass by. As well as developing a new theory of sport fandom the book links this discussion to wider debates on audiences, fan cultures and consumer practices. The text argues that for far too long consideration of sport fans has focused on exceptional forms of support ignoring the myriad of ways in which sport can be experienced and consumed in everyday life.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page: N.A

View: 7942

Global Sport Marketing

Contemporary Issues and Practice

Author: Michel Desbordes,André Richelieu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136456201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 4496

Globalization has had a profound impact on the sports industry, creating an international market in which sports teams, leagues and players have become internationally recognized brands. This important new study of contemporary sports marketing examines the opportunities and threats posed by a global sports market, outlining the tools and strategies that marketers and managers can use to take advantage of those opportunities. The book surveys current trends, issues and best practice in international sport marketing, providing a useful blend of contemporary theory and case studies from the Americas, Europe and Asia. It assesses the impact of globalization on teams, leagues, players, sponsors and equipment manufacturers, and highlights the central significance of culture on the development of effective marketing strategy. Global Sport Marketing is key reading for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner working in sport marketing or sport business.

Statistics

A Spectator Sport

Author: Richard M. Jaeger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803934214

Category: Mathematics

Page: 402

View: 1956

An invaluable work for people who need to understand statistics and utilize their results. The book is not technical; its purpose is to teach the reader how to understand and apply statistics. Most of the examples are from education, but people in all fields using statistics will find this book indispensable. Written with great clarity, this is a first-rate statistics book for the non-statistician.