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Athletes as Television Celebrities: Why We Watch; How They Benefit; Must They Be Responsible

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Athletes as Television Celebrities: Why We Watch; How They Benefit; Must They Be Responsible

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dc.contributor.author Burr, Sherri
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-08T18:45:34Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-08T18:45:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation “Athletes as Television Celebrities: Why We Watch; How They Benefit; Must They Be Responsible,” in Reversing Field: Examining Commercialization, Labor, Gender, and Race in 21st Century Sports Law (Andre Douglas, Pond Cummings, Anne Marie Lofaso, eds., 2010) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20507
dc.description.abstract This chapter addresses a number of issues associated with athletes acquiring celebrity status based on their television performances. It first discusses what draws the public to watch sports on television and follow the lives of athletes. Second, this chapter highlights the benefits and burdens that athletes receive and endure from the public participation in their sports as observers on the field and off. This section will also highlight athletes rights to privacy and to publicity. Finally, this chapter addresses the responsibility of athletes, both amateur and professional, to behave in a responsible manner both on and off the court. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher West Virginia University Press en_US
dc.title Athletes as Television Celebrities: Why We Watch; How They Benefit; Must They Be Responsible en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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