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Title The circus is in town : sport, celebrity, and spectacle / Lisa Doris Alexander, Joel Nathan Rosen.

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Description 1 online resource.
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computer c rdamedia
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Foreword: Looking inside the cave...and out / David C. Ogden -- Introduction: Notes from under the big top / Lisa Doris Alexander and Joel Nathan Rosen -- "You must believe me": Northeast Ohio and the promise(s) of LeBron James / Curtis M. Harris -- I desire him so much he repulses me: The transcendentally disappointing fantasy of David Beckham (or why is there only one David Beckham) / Carleton Brick -- The apotheosis of Tiger Woods: monetizing racial transcendence and sexual transgression for a quarter of a century / Henry Yu -- "She's a princess, and I'm a pile of crap": Retroactive apologia and the Tonya Harding Olympic Debacle / Kevin A. Stein, Matthew H. Barton, and Arthur T. Challis -- Symbolic rapture: "Take a knee" and the NFL as commodified spectacle / Brian Carroll -- "Russian sensation" or "mean girl"?: Maria Sharapova, drug bans, and schadenfreude / Rory Magrath -- Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and the challenge of coming out in men's team sport / Andrew C. Billings, Leigh M. Moscowitz, and Melvin Lewis -- Shoot-pass-slam: Reconsidering Shaquille O'Neal / Andrew McIntosh -- The lion queen: Michelle Akers and the pride of US women's soccer / Roxanne Coche -- A notorious spectacle: A critical media analysis of the "money" fight between Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather / Ted M. Butryn, Matthew A. Masucci, and Jay Johnson -- Reading Fernando Valenzuela and Fernandomania: broadening Americanness one pitch at a time / Jorge Moraga -- Afterword: Bread, circuses, and Desolation Row / Jack Lule -- Contributors -- Index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 10, 2022).
Subject Athletes in mass media.
Mass media and sports.
Sports in popular culture.
Sports -- Corrupt practices.
Athletes -- Public opinion.
Sports -- Marketing.
Added Author Alexander, Lisa Doris, editor.
Rosen, Joel Nathan, 1961- editor.
JSTOR (Organization)
Added Title Faculty Publication.
Related To Print version: Circus is in town Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2022 9781496836502 (DLC) 2021042889
ISBN 9781496836540 electronic book
1496836545 electronic book
9781496836502 hardcover
9781496836557 trade paperback
OCLC # 2021042890
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