The Blade Runner

@article{Smith2015TheBR,
  title={The Blade Runner},
  author={Lauren Reichart Smith},
  journal={Communication \& Sport},
  year={2015},
  volume={3},
  pages={390 - 410}
}
  • L. R. Smith
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Communication & Sport
In 2012, South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius became the first double amputee to compete in both the Olympic and the Paralympic Games. Using the theoretical notions of framing and hegemony, this study used a thematic analysis to analyze the discourse surrounding Pistorius’s competitions. Using the National Broadcasting Company’s (NBC) broadcasts of the Olympics and Paralympics, as well as the Channel 4 broadcast of the Paralympics, several prominent themes emerged from the analysis. NBC’s… Expand
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