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Amazon leads the market in ebooks with the Kindle brand, which encompasses a range of dedicated e-reader devices and a large ebook store. Kindle users are able to share the experience of reading ebooks purchased from Amazon by selecting passages of text for upload to the Kindle Popular Highlights website. In this article, I propose that the Kindle Popular Highlights database contains evidence that readers are re-appropriating commonplacing – the act of selecting important passages from a text...
Lindsay Anderson directed David Storey's plays In Celebration (1969) and Home (1970) on the Royal Court stage, London. He later directed the first of these for the American Film Theatre, and the second for National Educational Television, New York. This chapter compares the stage productions with their successors on large and small screen respectively.
Football is the most widely played, watched and studied sport in the world. It’s hard to develop a full understanding of the significance of sport in global society without understanding the significance of football. Studying Football is the first book designed specifically to guide and support the study of football on degree-level courses, across the full range of social-scientific perspectives. Written by a team of leading international football experts, and considering themes of globalizat...
A new chapter on Sport and the Media covering why media sport matters, the political economy of media sport, representation and meaning in media sport and sports journalism and issues of communication power. This is the third edition of a highly respected collection of essays on sport and society.
The aim of this article is to understand how the online sport journalism in Spain manufactures conflict narratives on Real Madrid versus Barcelona football matches. Theclásicohas been frequently framed as a clash between two national identities that goes beyond its sportive dimension. Following Whannel’s concept of ‘vortextuality’ in relation to ‘celebrity culture’ and Boyle’s concept of ‘quote culture’, and by means of a case study, this paper challenges the presumed national identity approa...
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