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1 books of Allison Harthcock, Amanda J. Visek, Andrew C. Billings, Barbara Hugenberg, Brian S. Titsworth, Craig Hyatt, Daniel L. Wann, David E. Beard, David Fingerhut, Frederick Grieve, Greg G. Armfield, James R. Walker, Jason R. Lanter, Jeff Boone, Jennifer Marmo, Jessi McCabe, John A. Fortunato, John Harris, John Heppen, John P. McGuire, John S. W. Spinda, Julie A. Partridge, Katherine L. Lavelle, Kathy Brady, Kelly Berg, Lawrence A. Wenner, Mark Julien, Matthew J. Gill, Nicholas D. Bowman, Pamela Gayle Nadorff, Paul Haridakis, Phillip J. Chidester, Ricard W. Jensen, Roger C. Aden, Ryan K. Zapalac, Sarah Porri, Tom Adam C. Earnheardt

Once deemed an unworthy research endeavor, the study of sports fandom has garnered the attention of seasoned scholars from a variety of academic disciplines. Identity and socialization among sports fans are particular burgeoning areas of study among a growing cadre of specialists in the social sciences. Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization, edited by Adam C. Earnheardt, Paul Haridakis, and Barbara Hugenberg, captures an eclectic collection of new studies from accomplished scholars in the fields such as  communication, business, geography, kinesiology, media, and sports management and administration, using a wide range of methodologies including quantitative, qualitative, and critical analyses. In the communication revolution of the twenty-­first century, the study of mediated sports is critical. As fans use all media at their disposal to consume sports and carry their sports-­viewing experience online, they are seizing the initiative and asserting themselves into the mediated . . .

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