Dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg and dr. Ramon Spaaij to publish book on Mediated Football

ERMeCC researcher dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg and his colleague dr. Ramon Spaaij will be publishing a co-edited book titled 'Mediated Football - Representations and Audience Receptions of Race/Ethnicity, Nation and Gender' in February 2016.

Football has become one of the most mediated cultural practices in modern Western societies, providing players, officials and spectators with implicit and often hidden discourses about race/ethnicity, national identity and gender.

The book provides new and critical insights into how mediated football as a contested cultural practice influences, and is influenced by, discourses and stereotypes about race/ethnicity, nation and gender that operate at the local, national and global level. It analyses both contemporary media representations and the ways these representations are negotiated, interpreted and used by football media audiences. These issues are explored across all media genres (print media, television, online, social media, film, and so forth) in a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural manner, with contributions from diverse disciplines and countries.

The book is co-edited by Jacco van Sterkenburg, Assistant Professor in the Department of Media & Communication. The book is a collaboration between many authors from different nationalities which results in a unique insight on how football is mediated.

Mediated Football - Representations and Audience Receptions of Race/Ethnicity, Nation and Gender was originally published as a special issue of Routledge Journal, Soccer and Society: Volume 17, Issue 5/6.