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Communication and the Baseball Stadium

Community, Commodification, Fanship, and Memory

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Edited By 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 Ten: Narrative Theory: Building the Legacy of the Pittsburgh Pirates through PNC Park (Jean Ann Streiff)

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Fig. 10.1: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. David Paul Fulmer, retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PNC_Park,_Home_of_Pittsburgh_Pirates.jpg Used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en).



 

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