Soccer commentary in Israel as a field of cultural production and an area of professional jurisdiction.

Natan Uriely, Abraham Mehrez, Michael Bar-Eli, Assaf Mena

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Abstract

The current study examines 2 recent developments in the 'production' of soccer coverage in the Israeli media: (1) the penetration of 'intellectuals' and soccer 'jocks' to the soccer commentators' booth and (2) the debate over soccer commentary that has followed this trend. These developments are delineated from the perspective of the commentators themselves, through in-depth interviews and a systematic survey of their statements to the media. While employing paraprofessional journalists as soccer commentators is interpreted as a postmodern process of de-differentiation, the soccer commentary debate also reflects a struggle between commentators' of diverse classes and backgrounds to dominate various professional arenas. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)395-423
Number of pages29
JournalMegamot
Volume41
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2001

Keywords

  • Communications Media
  • Soccer
  • Sociocultural Factors

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