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Communication and the Baseball Stadium

Community, Commodification, Fanship, and Memory

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Dale Herbeck and Susan J. Drucker

Baseball stadia are places of memory, identity, athletic and architectural accomplishment. They are sites capable of arousing passion, sentimentality and a sense of community. The baseball stadium provides a unique lens through which to understand, explore and expand an understanding of communication theories. While baseball has previously been explored by scholars, this volume introduces the stadium as a way of exploring communication and communication theories through an examination of the four discrete themes that frame the organization of this work: community and communication, fandom and communication, memory and communication, and commodification and communication. This volume offers a unique approach to those interested in communication theory, popular culture, sports management, and people environment studies.

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Chapter Six: Symbolic Interactionism: Yogi Berra Stadium and the Minor League Ballpark Experience (Lewis Freeman)

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Fig. 6.1: Yogi Berra Stadium, on the campus of Montclair State University, New Jersey. Maya Freeman (with permission).



 

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