Losing control of the ball: The political economy of football and the media in Australia

Murray Phillips, Brett Hutchins

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In this article, Murray Phillips and Brett Hutchins use a Marxist-influenced politicaleconomy approach to describe the historical changes in the relationship between Australia’s Rugby League and the media, culminating in the current situation in which Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation controls “almost all commercial dimensions of sporting ownership, production, and delivery.” The authors also describe rugby fans’ resistance to these changes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport, Power, and Society
Subtitle of host publicationInstitutions and Practices: A Reader
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780429965760
ISBN (Print)9780813344874
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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