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Power Play

Sport, the Media and Popular Culture

Raymond Boyle, Richard Haynes

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The fully revised and updated version of this classic text examines the link between three key obsessions of the 21st century: the media, sport and popular culture.

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1. Sport, Media and Popular culture: Questions of Theory
2. All our Yesterdays: A History of Media sport
3. A Sporting triangle: Television, sport and sponsorship
4. Power Game: Why sport Matters to Television
5. Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? Media Sport and Stardom
6. The Race Game: Media, sport, Race and Ethnicity
7. For Men who Play to win
8. Games Across frontiers
10. Consuming Sport
11. New Media sport.

About the Author

Raymond Boyle is Professor of Communications based within the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow. He has published widely on media and sports issues. His most recent books include The Television Entrepreneurs (2012) with Lisa Kelly and PowerPlay: Sport the Media and Popular Culture (2009) with Richard Haynes. He also sits on the editorial board of Media, Culture and Society.

Richard Haynes is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Stirling Media Research Institute, university of Stirling. He is author of Media Rights and Intellectual Property (2005) and co-author with Raymond Boyle of Football in the New Media Age (2004) and The Football Imagination: The Rise of Football Fanzine Culture (1995). He has published widely on media and sport, and has received research awards from the Carnegie Trust, the AHRC and the British Academy in his research on the history of sports broadcasting.