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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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Names: Herbeck, Dale, editor. | Drucker, Susan J., editor. Title: Communication and the baseball stadium: community, commodification, fanship, and memory / edited by Dale Herbeck, Susan J. Drucker. Description: New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2017. Series: Urban communication; vol. 2 | ISSN 2153-1404 Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2016032914 | ISBN 978-1-4331-2146-3 (hardcover: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-2145-6 (paperback: alk. paper) | ISBN 978-1-4539-1822-7 (ebook pdf) ISBN 978-1-4331-3628-3 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-3629-0 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: Baseball fields—Social aspects—United States. Baseball—Economic aspects—United States. City planning—Social aspects—United States. Classification: LCC GV879.5 .C66 2016 | DDC 796.35706/8—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2016032914 DOI 10.3726/978-1-4539-1822-7

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