Thursday, March 14, 2019
In my thesis, I would like to analyse the representation of football stars in two iconic British magazines. My aim is to show how two intelligible magazines contri yet whene to the ongoing narratives of football players and managers. The first is one of the most noted football magazines around the globe, the authoritative FFT and the second is the original lads magazine, Loaded. Naturally, the proper investigation of this complex topic requires knowledge from various palm of cultural studies. In the following, I will introduce the theories and ideas related to my study. eldest of all, the term football star should be examined closely. Although stars permeate the media, the meaning of rollick star is not necessarily self-evident. Everyone has a rough idea astir(predicate) stars and stardom, but as I concentrate strictly on football stars in my study, a precise definition cannot be omitted. The main cogitate for this is that sport news is not only about sport stars but also play ers and managers who are not part of the star system.Smart states that the ass of becoming a sport star is a unique showy moment which shows the players exceptional talent. In order to storage area this status, the player has to demonstrate his special skills repeatedly under pressure, against opponents in a highly competitive field (Smart 2005, 156). In addition, he has to grab the audiences attention through media coverage and promotion. Cultural intermediaries and the audience in concert elevate the player to the star level. When this happens, exceptional qualities and original characteristics are be attached to the players name (Smart 2005, 156-157). Smart points out that mien strongly increases media attention. He supports this point by claiming that David Be... ...hat Europe is a arrangement of individual nations. Even when discussing teams and fans of other nations, national reference points are ofttimes used. Pan-European identity almost exclusively appears in conju nction with references to the nation. Typically, Europe is only imagined as self when it is dominated by English destination and fits into the poser of the English nation, otherwise it is considered to be other. The author concludes that the nation is requisite to the sports media industries, as football basically relies on the idea of national us and them. Moreover, the concept of nation is at the centre of fan cultures and popular culture surrounding football. In football culture, national stereotypes are a anchor source of humour. While all Europeans seem to celebrate football similarly, they are divided into national collectives (Inthorn 2010, 791-798).