LGBT Athletes, Changing Social Contexts and the ‘Sports Media’

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    Introducing the edited collection, this chapter is structured into three main sections. First, I outline the role of the sports media, briefly outlining its historical roots, before then examining its centrality prominence and importance for contemporary sport—particularly at elite level. Second, I discuss the liberalizing of attitudes toward sexual minorities in the Western world, and how this has also reflected in sport in recent years—resulting in the increase of openly LGBT athletes. I then outline how the sports media are integral to the framing of LGBT athletes, arguing that they both reflect and facilitate this process. Finally, I provide some information about the edited collection, what the book examines, and a discussion of the organization of the book.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLGBT Athletes in the Sports Media
    EditorsRory Magrath
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-00804-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-00803-1
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2018


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