This book presents case studies of various athletes, sports, and public relations scenarios with prescriptive advice for those attempting to repair athletic reputations. This invaluable study is an essential resource for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in sports communication and popular culture.
Issues of reputation management are negotiated in a wide array of contexts, yet arguably one of the most visible of these areas involves how such stories unfold within the sporting arena. Whether involving individual athletes, teams, organizations, leagues, or global entities, the process of navigating issues of image repair and/or restoration and crisis-based communication has never been more byzantine with a plethora of communicative media outlets functioning in myriad manners. Reputational Challenges in Sport explores the intersection of reputation, sport, and society. In doing so, the book advances theory and then explores individual, team, and organizational applications from varied methodological perspectives as they relate to reputation and identity management and crisis orientations. The book provides a synthesis of previous works while offering a contemporary advancement of these subjects from a variety of epistemological approaches. It gives voice to variety of perspectives that offer a robust advancement of issues relating to reputation, sport, and modern society.
Defining Sport Communication is a comprehensive resource addressing core topics and issues, including humanistic, organizational, relational, and mediated approaches to the study of sport communication. It provides foundational work in sport communication for students and scholars, reflecting the abundance of research published in recent years and the ever-increasing interest in this area of study. Bringing together scholars from various epistemological viewpoints within communication, this volume provides a unique opportunity for defining the breadth and depth of sport communication research. It will serve as a seminal reference for existing scholarship while also providing an agenda for future research.
Updated with a timely literature review and new case studies from sports, international politics, and third-party image repair. In our constantly plugged-in and connected world, image is everything. People, groups, organizations, and countries frequently come under suspicion of wrongdoing and sometimes require defense. This fully updated edition of the 1994 volume investigates the situations in which threats to image arise and describes the image-repair strategies that may be used to help defuse these threats, such as denial and apology. The author reviews various theories on image repair, and extends prior research on the topic to include work on persuasion or attitude change. Five contexts for image repair are examined: corporate, political, sports/entertainment, international, and third party (when one person or organization tries to repair the image of another). New case studies include the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Anthony Weiner, Lance Armstrong, Apple’s apology to China over the iPhone, and Prime Minister David Cameron’s apology for Bloody Sunday. “This is an extremely valuable update to the most influential book ever published on crisis communication.” — Timothy L. Sellnow, coauthor of Theorizing Crisis Communication
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As with most joints in the body, MR imaging is highly effective at imaging the shoulder. This issue reviews the use of MR imaging to rotator cuff disease and external impingement, Internal impingement syndromes, SLAP injuries and microinstability, and glenohumeral instability. Also included in this issue are separate articles on technical update on MRI of the shoulder, novel anatomic concepts in MR imaging of the rotator cuff, and anatomic variants and pitfalls of the labrum, glenoid cartilage, and glenohumeral ligaments. The issue also provides reviews of MR Imaging of the postoperative shoulder, MR imaging of the pediatric shoulder, and the throwing shoulder from the orthopedist’s perspective.
This issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine will include the diagnosis and treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans in athletes. Osteochondritis Dissecans, a joint condition in which a piece of cartilage, along with a thin layer of the bone beneath it, comes loose from the end of a bone. It is most common in the knee; however it can occur in other joints. Those individuals who frequently participate in strenuous sports, particularly young athletes, or perform repetitive activities that put the joint under stress, are at an increased risk of developing Osteochondritis Dissecans.
Ultrasound is an increasingly important component of diagnostic imaging for musculoskeletal disorders. This issue of Ultrasound Clinics features the following articles: Rotator Cuff Pathology and Beyond; Common Elbow Pathologies; Ultrasound of the Wrist and Hand; Ultrasound of the Groin; Ultrasound of the Knee; Ultrasound of the Ankle and Foot; Ultrasound of Skin Lumps and Nail Pathology; Ultrasound of Peripheral Nerve Imaging; Rheumatologic Applications of Ultrasound; and Ultrasound Guided Procedures for Soft Tissue Masses.
Imaging plays a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries. This issue focuses on athletic injuries of the upper extremity, and best-practices approach to imaging these areas. Shoulder injuries are given their own review, as are football injuries to the upper extremity, throwing injuries to the upper extremity, and injuries associated with club and racquet sports. Use of MR Imaging in particular is discussed for the labrum and elbow, and MR Arthrography of the upper extremity is reviewed. Wrist and hand injuries are discussed in detail in separate articles, and imaging of the pediatric athlete is addressed as well.