Book abstract: This anthology investigates sports stardom in its global context across the spectrum of spectator sport: from the quest of Japanese star athletes to exorcise the cultural demons of postwar Japan, to the Mexican pitcher celebrating victory in the first major league baseball game played on Mexican soil; from the naturalization of a Croatian footballer in Israel, to the marginalization of Scottish women curlers at the Winter Olympics.
|Title of host publication||Bodies of Discourse: Sports Stars, Media, and the Global Public|
|Editors||C. Sandvoss, M. Real, A. Bernstein|
|Publisher||Peter Lang International Academic Publishers|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|