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LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media, 1st Edition

  • Rory Magrath
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 3030008045
  • ISBN-13: 9783030008048
  • DDC: 796.08664
  • 295 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released February 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Overview

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. This book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, media studies, and gender studies. It 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; and combines studies of gender and sexuality with that of the sports media.