The Sociology of Sports-Talk Radio

  • Robert L. Kerr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Robert L. Kerr
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  3. Robert L. Kerr
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  4. Robert L. Kerr
    Pages 79-91
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 97-99

About this book


This book provides a descriptive analysis of the social interaction transpiring in what the author has conceptualized as the “the hyper-mediated marketplace of sports narratives.” It examines the social structures and processes that make sports-talk radio such a vibrant societal milieu, and seeks to identify the essential sociological dynamics that make all that endless chatter so vital to listeners. A qualitative, descriptive analytical focus on this remarkable platform—where people come together to interact insistently, colorfully, and often with stunning ferocity—highlights key processes by which human communicators construct meaning.


mass media sports-talk-radio station sports talk broadcasting radio social media narrative production American social life mediated representations sports media document analysis Social construction sociology of sport

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert L. Kerr
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of OklahomaNormanUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-67252-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-67253-3
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