Not Playing Around: Intersectional Identities, Media Representation, and the Power of Sport (Paperback)

Not Playing Around: Intersectional Identities, Media Representation, and the Power of Sport By Andrew M. Colombo-Dougovito (Editor), Tracy Everbach (Editor), Karen Weiller-Abels (Editor) Cover Image

Not Playing Around: Intersectional Identities, Media Representation, and the Power of Sport (Paperback)

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A 2023 Choice Reviews Outstanding Academic Title

This book provides an accessible space for interdisciplinary scholarship and narrative through an analysis of the power of media and sports, focusing on the intersectionality of identity, politics, social justice, and social movements within this context. Contributors examine how identities coalesce in sports and discuss the ways in which sports provide spaces for marginalized communities and create unique platforms that shift how society defines identity. Athletes' identities and actions--and mass media's representation thereof--can influence both the perceptions of society as a whole and how individuals view themselves, contributors argue. Each chapter delves into how different aspects of identity, including race, gender, disability, and sexuality, have developed and influenced social change, with a strong focus on lived experiences of both scholars and athletes from marginalized communities. Scholars of media studies, communication, sociology, and kinesiology may find this book particularly useful.

Dr. Andrew M. Colombo-Dougovito is assistant professor of sport pedagogy and motor behavior at the University of North Texas.Dr. Tracy Everbach is professor of digital/print journalism at the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas.Dr. Karen Weiller-Abels is associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation at the University of North Texas.

Product Details ISBN: 9781793654694
ISBN-10: 1793654697
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: February 19th, 2024
Pages: 340
Language: English