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Sport History in the Digital Era

Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips


From statistical databases to story archives, from fan sites to the real-time reactions of Twitter-empowered athletes, the digital communication revolution has changed the way fans relate to LeBron's latest triple double or Tom Brady's last second touchdown pass. This book analyzes the parallel transformation in the field of sport history, showing the ways powerful digital tools raise vital philosophical, epistemological, ontological, methodological, and ethical questions for scholars and students alike. Chapters consider how philosophical and theoretical understandings of the meaning of histo ... More

Keywords: digital communication, communication revolution, sport history, digital history, sports fans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038938
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Osmond, editor
University of Queensland

Murray G. Phillips, editor
University of Queensland