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Location: Fordham Law School Building, Skadden Conference Center, 150 W 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
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Wednesday, May 4 • 2:30pm - 2:50pm
How the media structure in Russia contributes to the state sport monopoly and concentrates the market of symbolical violence

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Main assumption of this paper is that the sport in Russia could not be regarded as a business or part of entertainment industry but solves first of all ideological problems – support of the national glory and patriotic education. From this point of view is interesting to see how the classic peacemaking slogan of Pierre de Coubertin (sport is a peace) on which the Olympic movement is based on, becomes lesser and lesser compatible with interstate competition and glorification of particular nations inside this movement. To disclose the above thesis we analyzed industrial structures of Russian media and sport ownership in order to find similarities and correlations between the model the state uses to control and manage big media and the way it controls the field of sport. We discovered that similar models of the state financial control are used to control the sport industry via loyal oligarchs but mainly – through a couple of financial poles such as “Gazprom” (main gas company in Russia).

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avatar for Ilya Kiriya

Ilya Kiriya

professor, Higher School of Economics National Research University
I'm vice-dean and chair of the department of media in Higher School of Economics which is the big state university in Russia focused mainly on social science. My field of study is political economy of media, the media as the public goods, institutional aspects of the develpment of post-soviet media

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Hugh Martin

Associate Professor, Ohio University
Dr. Hugh J. Martin is associate professor at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in the Scripps College of Communication. Martin has 15 years of experience in research and teaching at Ohio University and the University of Georgia. Before entering graduate school, he worked for 12 years as a reporter and editor at The Tampa Tribune when it was one of the largest regional newspapers in the United States. Martin’s research... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Costantino C Law School
  • Manuscript # 1088
  • Session # B24

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