Antunovic publishes chapter on sociological approaches to social media in sport

Dunja Antunovic smiling
Dunja Antunovic, PhD

Dunja Antunovic, PhD, assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport affiliated scholar, recently published a chapter titled “Social Media, Digital Technology, and Sport Media” in an edited book titled “Sport, Social Media, and Digital Technology: Sociological Approaches.”

The chapter provides a conceptual review of nearly 80 scholarly publications to identify how structures, journalistic practices, cultural norms, and audience interactions shape ideologies about gender, race, sexuality, religion, and disability in the sport media industry.

Antunovic makes theoretical and methodological recommendations for future research on how sociological approaches can be used to examine issues of power, inequality, and social justice in relation to media ideologies, production, and consumption.