Blog planet : race, aesthetics and interpretation in new sports media

dc.contributor.advisorMeikle, Jeffrey L., 1949-
dc.creatorFriedman, Nathaniel J., 1978-
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-07T15:11:53Z
dc.date.available2017-02-07T15:11:53Z
dc.date.issued2007-05
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a self-reflective analysis of my own participation in the popular discourse of professional basketball. Using my own writings from the web log FreeDarko as both an object of study and a voice in the discussion, I engage works by John Hoberman, Nelson George, William Rhoden, Gerald Early and David Shields. Recognizing both the potential dangers of romanticizing sport and sport's role as an important source of meaning, I critique my previous writings while using them as a means for developing a new, less problematic framework for interpretation. Given basketball's prominent place in American culture, and its numerous socio-cultural overtones, it is important to sort out how much—and how little—we can responsibly endow it with greater significance. Ultimately, I conclude that understanding sport as a reflection of the world is the most responsible approach. If they are understood as illustrative, rather than authoritative, one can interpret them without distorting their role in society.en_US
dc.description.departmentAmerican Studiesen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2XS5JN4B
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/45583
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden_US
dc.subjectSports blogsen_US
dc.subjectBasketball blogsen_US
dc.subjectRole of sports in societyen_US
dc.titleBlog planet : race, aesthetics and interpretation in new sports mediaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentAmerican Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAmerican Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US

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