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The Power of Sports: Media and Spectacle in American Culture

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Books

Haridakis, Paul M. and Adam C. Earnheardt. Sports Mania: Essays on Fandom and the Media in the 21st Century. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2014.

Higgs, Robert J. God in the Stadium: Sports and Religion in America. Lexington, K.Y.: University Press of Kentucky, 2015. 

Jarvie, Grant. Sport, Culture, and Society. New York: Routledge, 2012. 

Serazio, Michael. The Power of Sports: Media and Spectacle in American Culture. New York: NYU Press, 2019. 

Articles

MacArthur, Heather J. and Stephanie A. Shields. “There’s No Crying in Baseball, or Is There? Male Athletes, Tears, and Masculinity in North America”. Emotion Review 7, no. 1 (Winter 2014): 39-46. https://bit.ly/2nb2cud                                                               

Serazio, Michael. “The Elementary Forms of Sports Fandom: A Durkheimian Exploration of Team Myths, Kinship, and Totemic Rituals”. Communication and Sport 1, no. 4 (Fall 2012): 303-325. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167479512462017. 

Serazio, Michael. “When the Sportswriters Go Marching In: Sports Journalism, Collective Trauma, and Memory Metaphors.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 27, no. 2 (Spring 2010): 155–73.  https://doi.org/10.1080/15295030903551009.

Thorson, Emily A. and Michael Serazio. “Sports Fandom and Political Attitudes.” Public Opinion Quarterly 82, no. 2 (Summer 2018): 391–403. https://doi.org/10.1093/poq/nfy018.