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LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media

Editors: Magrath, Rory (Ed.)

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  • Provides the first-ever comprehensive academic overview of LGBT athletes in the sports media
  • Draws upon work from a wide range of established and emerging international scholars
  • Combines studies of gender and sexuality with that of the sports media
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About this book

In recent years, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes have received more media attention than ever before. Declining levels of homophobia across the Western world has facilitated a greater acceptance of LGBT athletes among heterosexual teammates, fans, and the sports media. Consequently, academic interest in sport, gender and sexuality has also increased substantially. This edited collection combines studies of gender and sexuality with that of the sports media to provide the first-ever comprehensive academic overview of LGBT athletes in the sports media. It draws upon work from a wide range of international scholars to provide an interdisciplinary analysis of improved media coverage of LGBT athletes, as well as the numerous issues and barriers which continue to exist.

LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, media studies, and gender studies.


About the authors

Rory Magrath is Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences, Southampton Solent University, UK


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • LGBT Athletes, Changing Social Contexts, and the ‘Sports Media’

    Pages 1-26

    Magrath, Rory

  • Perception Versus Reality: Gay Male American Athletes and Coming-out Stories from Outsports.com

    Pages 27-50

    Morales, Luis (et al.)

  • Lesbian Athletes in the Sports Media: Ambivalence, Scrutiny and Invisibility

    Pages 51-74

    Bullingham, Rachael (et al.)

  • Traditional and Contemporary Methods of Coming Out in Sport

    Pages 75-98

    Stott, Peter

  • Out of the Frame: How Sports Media Shapes Trans Narratives

    Pages 99-124

    Lucas, Cathryn B. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00804-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00803-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media
Editors
  • Rory Magrath
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00804-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00804-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00803-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 295
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