Introduction to the special issue - sport, the media and Ireland: intersections of gender, class and geography

Marcus Free, Sean Crosson, Katie Liston, Neil O'Boyle, Niamh Kitching

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The seven articles in this special issue of Sport in Society explore constructions and intersections of gender, class and geography in Irish sport media. Drawing on theoretical and methodological approaches from a variety of disciplines, ranging from sport sociology to film and cultural studies, the articles encompass both established ‘mainstream’ print and broadcast media, and alternative media platforms. They examine the cultural politics of sport media institutions, forms of representation, and media production and sharing, tracing how hegemonic intersections and hierarchies are both reproduced and negotiated in this national context. Although focused principally on the Republic of Ireland, the issue will be of interest to international readers as the articles variously identify the role of media and cultural contexts in the shaping of popular understandings and experiences of transnational sports; or have an internationally comparative dimension; or deal with transnationally circulating ‘Irish’ sport media texts within international networks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-859
Number of pages11
JournalSport in Society
Issue number6
Early online date29 Mar 2024
Publication statusPublished online - 29 Mar 2024

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  • Irish sport
  • media
  • gender
  • class
  • geography


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