Sport as a communication system

Ulrik Wagner, Rasmus K. Storm

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Abstract

Can we understand society by claiming that it consists of communication and nothing but communication? According to German sociologist Niklas Luhmann (1927-1998) the answer is: yes!This chapter briefly outlines this grand theory, which puts communication to the fore, and subsequently focuses on sport and mass media and how these two spheres of society are inter-related.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Sport Communication
EditorsPaul M. Pedersen
Number of pages16
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date19. Mar 2013
Pages46-55
Chapter5
ISBN (Print)9780415518192
ISBN (Electronic)9781136339493
Publication statusPublished - 19. Mar 2013

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