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Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Culture

Raymond Boyle and Richard Haynes


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. Gathering new material from around the 2007 Rugby World Cup, the Beijing Olympics and the rise of new sports stars such as boxing's Amir Khan and cycling's Victoria Pendleton, the authors explore a wide range of sports, as well as issues including nationalism, gender, race, political economy and the changing patterns of media sport consumption. For those interested in media and sport the second edition combines new and original mat ... More

Keywords: Sport, the media, popular culture, television, new media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748635924
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635924.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond Boyle, author

Richard Haynes, author