The Olympic Games are unquestionably the greatest sporting event on earth. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition that places Rio 2016 in the foreground, Understanding the Olympics explores the full social, cultural, political, historical and economic context to the Games. It traces the...
To Be Published March 15th 2016 by Routledge
A socio-cultural analysis
In the decade or more since publication of the first edition of Understanding Sport, both sport and wider global society have undergone profound change. In this fully updated, revised and expanded edition of their classic textbook, John Horne, Alan Tomlinson, Garry Whannel and Kath Woodward offer a...
Published July 16th 2012 by Routledge
The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event on earth, with television audiences measured in billions of viewers. By what process did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can an understanding of the Olympic Games help us to better understand international...
Published July 5th 2011 by Routledge
Blowing the Whistle, Revisited
'Whannel is a foundational figure in the study of sports and the media. …For 20 years his writing has set a high standard …and it remains an inspiration to many' - Toby Miller, Professor of Cultural Studies, New York University, USA Garry Whannel’s text Blowing the Whistle: The Politics of Sport&...
Published January 14th 2008 by Routledge
Masculinities and Moralities
Media Sport Stars considers how masculinity and male identity are represented through images of sport and sport stars. From the pre-radio era to today's specialist TV channels, newspaper supplements and websites, Whannel traces the growing cultural importance of sport and sportmen, showing how the...
Published November 29th 2001 by Routledge
Television Sport and Cultural Transformation
Series: Communication and Society
Fields in Vision offers a comprehensive and analytical study of the international phenomenon of television sports coverage. Garry Whannel considers the historical development of sport on television, the growth of sponsorship and the way that television and sponsorship have re-shaped sport in the...
Published October 15th 1992 by Routledge
Understanding Television offers an introduction to some of the issues of television broadcasting and its main genres. It examines a number of programme categories, such as news, drama-documentary, sit-com, soap opera, sport and quizzes, and discusses aspects of the history of the organisation of...
Published May 24th 1990 by Routledge