Sport history in the digital era

Sport history in the digital era. Edited by Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips Champaign, IL, USA: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Title Sport history in the digital era
Place of Publication Champaign, IL, USA
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Publication year 2015
Sub-type Edited book
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780252038938
9780252096891
Language eng
Editor Gary Osmond
Murray G. Phillips
Start page 1
End page 282
Total number of pages 279
Formatted Abstract/Summary
From statistical databases to story archives, from fan sites to the real-time reactions of Twitter-empowered athletes, the digital communication revolution has changed the way fans relate to LeBron's latest triple double or Tom Brady's last second touchdown pass. In this volume, contributors from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States analyze the parallel transformation in the field of sport history, showing the ways powerful digital tools raise vital philosophical, epistemological, ontological, methodological, and ethical questions for scholars and students alike. Chapters consider how philosophical and theoretical understandings of the meaning of history influence engagement with digital history, and conceptualize the relationship between history making and the digital era. As the writers show, digital media's mostly untapped potential for studying the recent past via media like blogs, chat rooms, and gambling sites forge a symbiosis between sports and the internet while offering historians new vistas to explore and utilize. In this new era, digital history becomes a dynamic site of enquiry and discussion where scholars enter into a give-and-take with individuals and invite their audience to grapple with, rather than passively absorb, evidence. Timely and provocative, Sport History in the Digital Era affirms how the information revolution has transformed sport and sport history--and shows the road ahead. Contributors include Douglas Booth, Mike Cronin, Martin Johnes, Matthew Klugman, Geoffery Z. Kohe, Tara Magdalinski, Fiona McLachlan, Bob Nicholson, Rebecca Olive, Gary Osmond, Murray G. Phillips, Stephen Robertson, Synthia Sydnor, Holly Thorpe, and Wayne Wilson.
Q-Index Code AX
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Institutional Status UQ

 
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Created: Tue, 14 Apr 2015, 11:43:44 EST by Dr Gary Osmond on behalf of School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences