Dr. Mia Fischer takes a closer look at the rightwing media’s rhetoric of fear-mongering regarding anti-trans legislation.
by: Jorge Alberto Calles-Santillana / Universidad de las Américas, Puebla
El fútbol es el deporte más popular de México y la transmisión de los partidos de la selección nacional
genera un ambiente emocional como ninguno otro
evento nacional. / Soccer is the most popular sport in Mexico, and its broadcasting develops a unique emotional appeal as no other national event.
by: Mark Andrejevic / University of Iowa
Andrejevic considers the cultural logic of the recent surge in televised poker tourneys.
by: Jim McGuigan / Loughborough University, UK
Jim McGuigan examines why the ubiquitous presence of football chatter in the UK is a crucial source of pleasurable release.
by: Walter Metz / University of Montana-Bozeman
The relentless pressure to be taken seriously must not prevent TV scholars from admitting that on occasion, like the average viewers, they do slack in front of the tube. Metz watches “Poker TV” or even the Simpson’s just for their saccharine appeals and for relaxation purposes.
by: Janet Staiger / University of Texas at Austin
I knew something had changed when I called my then-mid-70-year-old mom in Omaha several years ago on a Saturday afternoon before Christmas to ask her about clothing sizes for gifts and she responded: “I can’t talk now. Texas is beating Nebraska for the Big XII Championship.”
by: Cynthia Fuchs / George Mason University
Apologizing is an art. And apologizing for TV is something else.