Professor David Rowe

Professor David Rowe with trees and the Female Orphan School in the background.Professor David Rowe joined the Institute for Culture and Society in March 2006. He has published extensively in the areas of media and popular culture, especially sport, music and journalism, and brings substantial international research experience to the Institute, serving as a peer reviewer/editorial advisor for more than 20 scholarly journals and for several national research councils. Professor Rowe has published many essays and commentaries on cultural and social matters in print, broadcast and online media, and has been a research consultant for several government departments, local councils, professional organisations and community groups.

Professor Rowe’s books include Sport, Culture and the Media: The Unruly Trinity (second edition, Open University Press, 2004; Arabic translation, Cairo: The Nile Group, 2006; Chinese translation, Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2013, in press); Global Media Sport: Flows, Forms and Futures (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011); and Sport Beyond Television: The Internet, Digital Media and the Rise of Networked Media Sport (authored with Brett Hutchins, Routledge, 2012). His latest books are Sport, Public Broadcasting, and Cultural Citizenship: Signal Lost? (edited with Jay Scherer, Routledge, 2014) and Digital Media Sport: Technology, Power and Culture in the Network Society (edited with Brett Hutchins, Routledge, 2013). Professor Rowe’s work has been translated into several languages, including Chinese, French, Turkish, Spanish, Italian and Arabic.


PhD, 1986, Sociology, University of Essex, UK

MA, 1978, Sociology, University of York, UK

BA (Hons), 1976, Sociology, University of Nottingham, UK

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Honours and Awards

Visiting Research Fellowships

2003: Visiting Research Fellowship. School of Cultural Studies, University of the West of England, UK

1997-8: Visiting Research Fellowship. Centre for Communication and Information Studies, University of Westminster, London; Chelsea School Research Centre, University of Brighton, UK

1993-4: Visiting Research Fellowship. Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths' College; School of Social Sciences, University of Bath; Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, University of London, UK

1989-90: Visiting Research Fellowship. Department of Sociology, University of Essex; Department of Communications, Goldsmiths' College, University of London, UK

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Selected Publications


Hutchins, B & Rowe, D 2012, Sport beyond television: the internet, digital media and the rise of networked media sport, Routledge, London. 

Rowe, D 2011, Global media sport: flows, forms and futures, Bloomsbury Academic, London & New York.

Rowe, D 2004, Sport, culture and the media: the unruly trinity (2nd ed.) (1st ed., 1999). Open University Press, Maidenhead. Arabic translation, Cairo: The Nile Group (2006); Chinese translation, Beijing: McGraw Hill and Tsinghua University Press (2013).

Miller, T, Lawrence, G, McKay, J & Rowe, D 2001, Globalization and sport: playing the world, Sage, London.

Rowe, D 1995, Popular cultures: rock music, sport and the politics of pleasure, Sage, London. [Turkish translation Populer Kulturler: Rock Ve Sporda Haz Politikasi, 1996, Ayrinti Yayinlari]

Cunningham, S & Miller, T (with Rowe, D) 1994, Contemporary Australian television, New South Wales University Press, Sydney

Books (Edited)

Rowe, D & Scherer, J (eds) 2014, Sport, public broadcasting, and cultural citizenship: signal lost?, Routledge, New York.  

Rowe, D & Hutchins, B (eds) 2013, Digital media sport: technology, power and culture in the network society, Routledge, New York. 

Rowe, D (ed.) 2004, Critical readings: sport, culture and the media, Open University Press, Maidenhead and New York.

Rowe, D & Lawrence, G (eds) 1998, Tourism, leisure, sport: critical perspectives, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

Rowe, D & Lawrence, G (eds) 1990, Sport and leisure: trends in Australian popular culture, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Sydney.

Lawrence, G & Rowe, D (eds) 1986, Power play: essays in the sociology of Australian sport, Hale and Iremonger, Sydney.

Book Chapters since 2000

Rowe, D 2014, ‘Gender, media and the sport scandal’, in J Hargreaves & E Anderson (eds), Handbook of sport, gender, and sexuality. Routledge, London, pp. 470-9. 

Rowe, D 2014, ‘Sport across communal universes’, D Hynes (ed), Football across communities. Inter-disciplinary press, Oxford, pp. 1-11.  

Rowe, D 2014, ‘Sports media’, in S Cunningham & S Turnbull (eds), The Media and communications in Australia (fourth edition). Allen and Unwin, Sydney, pp. 315-9.

Rowe, D 2014, ‘Sport, masculinisation and feminisation’, in C Carter, L Steiner & L McLaughlin (eds), Routledge companion to media and gender. Routledge, London, pp. 395-405. 

Rowe, D & Hutchins, B 2014, ‘Globalization and online audiences’, in A.C Billings & M Hardin (eds), The routledge handbook of sport and new media. Routledge, London, pp. 7-18.

Rowe, D & Scherer, J 2014, ‘Afterword: sport, public service media and a “red button” future’, in J Scherer & D Rowe (eds), Sport, public broadcasting, and cultural citizenship: signal lost? Routledge, New York, pp. 300-05.

Rowe, D 2014, ‘“Events of national importance and cultural significance”: sport, television and the anti-siphoning regime in Australia’, in J Scherer & D Rowe (eds), Sport, public broadcasting, and cultural citizenship: signal lost? Routledge, New York, pp. 166-87.

Scherer, J & Rowe, D 2014, ‘Sport, public service media, and cultural citizenship’, in J Scherer & D Rowe (eds), Sport, public broadcasting, and cultural citizenship: signal lost? Routledge, New York, pp. 1-29. 

Rowe, D 2014, ‘Media studies and sport’, in J Maguire (ed.), Handbook of the social sciences of sport. Human Kinetics, Champaign, pp. 135-61.  

Rowe, D, Payne, R & Lorentzen, P 2013, ‘Australia’ in T Horky and J.U Nieland (eds), Quality and quantity of sports reporting: an international comparative study of print media. Horky Sport & Kommunikation, Hamburg, pp. 226-44. 

Rowe, D 2013, ‘Preface’, in D Rowe (ed.) Sport, culture and the media: the unruly trinity (second edition) Chinese translation, Beijing: McGraw Hill and Tsinghua University Press, vii-xi. 

Rowe, D & Hutchins, B 2013, ‘Introduction: sport in the network society and why it matters’, in B Hutchins & D Rowe (eds), Digital media sport: power and technology in the network society. Routledge, New York, pp. 1-15.

Rowe, D 2013, ‘The state of the sports press: reflections on an international study’, in PM Pedersen (ed.), Handbook of sport communication. Routledge, New York, pp. 165-77.

Rowe, D 2013, ‘Spinning out of control: Harbhajan Singh, postcolonial cricket celebrity and the “revenge narrative”’, in LA Wenner (ed.), Fallen sports heroes, media, and celebrity culture. Peter Lang, New York, pp. 251-63.

Rowe, D 2013, ‘The sport/media complex: formation, flowering and future’ in DL Andrews & B Carrington (eds), A companion to sport. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 61-77. 

Rowe, D 2013, ‘The “economic olympics”? Shanghai 2010 after Beijing 2008’, in T Winter (ed.), Shanghai Expo: an international forum on the future of cities. Routledge, London & New York, pp. 83-96.

Rowe, D & Baker, SA 2012, ‘Truly a fan experience’? The cultural politics of the live site’, in R Krøvel & T Roksvold (eds), We love to hate each other: mediated football fan culture. Nordicom, Gothenburg, pp. 301-17.

Rowe, D, Gilmour, C & Petzold, T 2012, ‘Australia: mediated representation of global politics’, in L Qing & G Richeri (eds), Encoding the Olympics: comparative analysis on international reporting of Beijing 2008: a communication perspective. Routledge, London, pp. 110-30. [also published in a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport (2010) vol. 27, no. 9/10]

Rowe, D, Gilmour, C & Petzold, T 2012, ‘Australia: a very Olympian year!', in L Qing & G Richeri (eds), Encoding the Olympics: comparative analysis on international reporting of Beijing 2008: a communication perspective. Routledge, London, pp. 376-98. [also published in a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport (2010) vol. 27, no. 9/10]

Rowe, D & McKay, J 2012, ‘Torchlight temptations: hosting the Olympics and the global gaze’, in J Sugden & A Tomlinson (eds), Watching the games: politics, power and representation in the London Olympiad. Routledge, London & New York, pp. 122-37.

Rowe, D 2011, ‘The mediated sport event: neither pure nor simple’, in M-P Büch, W Maennig & H-J Schulke (eds), International sport events in a state of change? Instrumentalisation, digitalisation, trivialisation. Meyer & Meyer Sport, Aachen, 211-23.

Rowe, D 2011, ‘Rock culture: the dialectics of life and death’, in C Rojek (ed.), Popular music, volume 3: representation and consumption. Sage, London, pp. 119-28. [originally published in Australian Journal of Cultural Studies, 1985, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 127-37]

Rowe, D 2011, ‘Sports media: beyond broadcasting, beyond sports, beyond societies?’, in A Billings (ed.), Sports media: transformation, integration, consumption. Routledge, New York, pp. 94-113.

Rowe, D 2011, ‘Sport and its audiences’, in V Nightingale (ed.), Handbook of media audiences. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 509-26.

Rowe, D & Gilmour, C 2010, ‘Getting a ticket to the world party: televising soccer in Australia’, in C Hallinan & J Hughson (eds), The containment of soccer in Australia: fencing off the world game. Routledge, London, pp. 9-26. [also published in Soccer & Society, vol. 10, no. 1]

Miller, T, Rowe, D & Lawrence, G 2010, 'The new international division of cultural labour and sport', in J Maguire & M Falcous (eds), Sport and migration: borders, boundaries and crossings, Routledge, London, pp. 217-29. 

Rowe, D 2010, 'Tabloidization: form, style and sociocultural change', in V Rupar (ed.), Journalism and meaning-making: reading the newspaper, Hampton Press, Cresskill, pp. 121-38.

Rowe, D 2010, 'Tabloidization of news', in S Allan (ed.), The Routledge companion to news and journalism, Routledge, Oxon, pp. 350-61.

Boyle, R, Rowe, D & Whannel, G 2010, '"Delight in trivial controversy"? Questions for sports journalism', in S Allan (ed.), The Routledge companion to news and journalism, Routledge, Oxon, pp. 245-55.

Rowe, D 2010, 'Attention la femme! Intimate relationships and male sports performance', in LK Fuller (ed.), Sexual sports rhetoric: global and universal contexts, Peter Lang, New York, pp. 69-81.

Rowe, D 2009, ‘The concept of the moral panic: an historico-sociological positioning’, in D Lemmings & Walker (eds), Moral panics, the media and the law in early modern England, Pan MacMillan, Houndmills, pp. 22-40.

Rowe, D 2009, 'Sport and the repudiation of the global', in P James (ed.), Globalization and culture: global-local consumption, Sage, London, pp. 111-23. [Reprint of article in International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 2003, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 281-94]

Rowe, D & Gilmour, C, 2009, 'Lubrication and domination: beer, sport, masculinity, and the Australian gender order', in LA Wenner & SJ Jackson (eds), Sport, beer, and gender: promotional culture and contemporary social life, Peter Lang, New York, pp. 203-21.

Rowe, D 2008, ‘The East-West balance in 21st century media sport’, in Q Luo, C Wen, F Liu, X Zhou, J Zhao, R Hu et al. (eds), Sports globalization communication, Asia Media Research Centre, Communication University of China, China, pp. 14-27.

Rowe, D 2008, ‘History of sports and the media’, in W Donsbach (ed.), The international encyclopedia of communication (volume X), Malden, Oxford & Carlton, pp. 4798-802.

Rowe, D 2008, ‘Sexualization’, in D Malcolm (ed.), The Sage dictionary of sports studies, Sage, Los Angeles, London & New Delhi, pp. 225-27.

Rowe, D 2007, 'Sports and culture', in G Ritzer (ed.), Blackwell encyclopedia of sociology, Blackwell, London, pp. 4668-77.

Rowe, D & Gilmour, C 2006, ‘The future role of professional sport and the media in the Asia Pacific societies’, in Asia Pacific Yearbook (Anuario Asia-Pacífico), Elcano Royal Institute, Casa Asia and the CIDOB Foundation, Barcelona & Madrid, pp. 473-81. [In Spanish only]

Rowe, D 2006, ‘Leisure, mass communications and media’, in C Rojek, S Shaw, & AJ Veal (eds), Handbook of leisure studies, Palgrave, London, pp. 317-34.

Rowe D 2006, ‘Sports et médias’, in F Ohl (ed.), Sociologie du sport: perspectives internationales et mondialisation, Presses Universitaires de France, Paris, pp. 65-84.

Rowe, D 2006, 'The stuff of dreams, or the dream stuffed? Rugby league, media empires, sex scandals, and global plays'8th Annual Tom Brock Lecture, 21 September 2006, Australian Society for Sports History, Sydney.

Rowe, D & Stevenson, D 2005, ‘Sydney 2000: sociality and spatiality in global media events’, in A Tomlinson & C Young (eds), National identity and global sports events: culture, politics, and spectacle in the Olympics and the Football World Cup, State University of New York Press, New York, pp. 197-214.

Rowe, D 2005, ‘Fourth estate or fan club? Sports journalism engages the popular’, in S Allan (ed.), Journalism: critical issues, Open University Press, Maidenhead & New York, pp. 125-36.

Rowe, D 2004, ‘Sports and television’, in H Newcomb (ed.), Museum of broadcast communications encyclopedia of television [volume 4, 2nd ed.], Routledge, London & New York, pp. 2172-77.

Rowe, D 2004, ‘Antonio Gramsci: sport, hegemony and the national-popular’, in R Giulianotti (ed.), Sport and modern social theorists, Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 97-110.

Rowe, D 2004, ‘Introduction: mapping the media sports cultural complex’, in D Rowe (ed.), Critical readings: sport, culture and the media, Open University Press, Maidenhead & New York, pp. 1-22.

Rowe, D 2003, ‘The global love-match: sport and television’, in T Miller (ed.), Television: critical concepts in media and cultural studies vol. 3, Routledge, London & New York, pp. 92-109. [Reprint]

Rowe, D & McKay, J 2003, ‘A man's game: sport and masculinities’, in S Tomsen & M Donaldson (eds), Male trouble: looking at Australian masculinities, Pluto, Melbourne, pp. 200-16.

Rowe, D 2003, ‘A fan’s life: lost and found’, in J Denison & P Markula (eds), ‘Moving writing’: crafting movement in sport research, Peter Lang, New York, pp. 115-31.

Rowe, D 2001, ‘Mass media and sports’, in NJ Smelser & PB Baltes (eds), International encyclopedia of the social and behavioural sciences, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 9346-50.

Rowe, D, McKay, J & Miller, T 2001, ‘Panic sports and the racialized male body’, in T Miller (ed.), Sportsex, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, pp. 79-102.

Rowe, D 2001, ‘Globalisation, regionalisation and Australianisation in music: lessons from the parallel importing debate’, in T Bennett & D Carter (eds), Culture in Australia: policies, publics and programs, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 46-65.

McKay, J, Lawrence, G, Miller T & Rowe, D 2001, ‘Gender equity, hegemonic masculinity and the governmentalisation of Australian amateur sport’, in T Bennett & D Carter (eds), Culture in Australia: policies, publics and programs, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 232-50.

Rowe, D 2000, ‘No gain, no game? Media and sport’, in J Curran & M Gurevitch (eds), Mass media and society (3rd ed.), Hodder Arnold, London, pp. 346-61.

Refereed Journal Articles since 2000

Rowe, D 2014 ‘Following the followers: sport researchers’ labour lost in the twittersphere?’, Twitter forum commentary, Communication and sport, DOI:10.1177/2167479514527431. 

Curran, J, Coen, S, Soroka, S, Aalberg, T, Hayashi, Z, Iyengar, S et al. 2014, 'Reconsidering 'virtuous circle' and 'media malaise' theories of the media: An 11-nation study', Journalism, DOI: 10.1177/1464884913520198. 

Baker, S. A & Rowe, D 2013, ‘The power of popular publicity: new social media and the affective dynamics of the sport racism scandal’, Journal of political power (Special Issue on emotions & power), vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 441-60. 

Billings, A.C, Brown, N, Brown, K, Guo, Q, Leeman, M, Licen, S, Novak, D & Rowe, D 2013, ‘From pride to smugness and the nationalism between: Olympic media consumption effects on nationalism across the globe’, Mass communication & society, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 910-32. 

Rowe, D 2013, ‘Reflections on communication and sport: on nation and globalization’, Inaugural ‘Perspectives from Key Figures’ Special Issue of Communication and Sport, vol. 1, no. 1-2, pp. 18-29.

Tiffen, R, Jones, P, Rowe, D, Aalberg, T, Coen, S, Curran, J, Hayashi, K, Iyengar, S, Mazzoleni, G, Papathanassopoulos, S, Rojas, H, & Soroka, S 2013, ‘Sources in the news: a comparative study’, Journalism studies, DOI:10.1080/1461670X.2013.831239. 

Aalberg, T, Papathanassopoulos, S, Soroka, S, Curran, J, Hayashi, K, Iyengar, S et al. 2013, ‘International TV news, foreign affairs interest and public knowledge: a comparative study of foreign news coverage and public opinion in 11 countries’, Journalism Studies, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 1-20. 

Papathanassopoulos, S, Coen, S, Curran, J, Aalberg, T, Rowe, D, Jones, P et al. 2013, ‘Online threat, but TV is still dominant: a comparative study of 11 nations’ news consumption’, Journalism Practice, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 1-15.

Curran, J, Coen, S, Aalberg, T, Hayashi, K, Jones, P, Splendore, S et al. 2013, 'Internet revolution revisited: a comparative study of online news', Media, Culture & Society, vol. 35, no. 7, pp. 880-97.

Rowe, D 2013, ‘Television, nation and the Olympic universe’, Journal of Popular Television, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 129-36.

Gilmour, C & Rowe, D 2012, ‘Sport in Malaysia: national imperatives and Western seductions’, Sociology of Sport Journal, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 485-505.

Soroka, S, Blake A, Aalberg, T, Iyengar, S, Curran, J, Coen, S et al. 2012, ‘Auntie knows best? Public broadcasters and current affairs knowledge’, British Journal of Political Science, no. 50, pp. 46-70.

Rowe, D 2012, ‘Opening ceremonies and closing narratives: the embrace of media and the Olympics’, JOMEC Journal: Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, no. 2, pp. 1-13. 

Rowe, D & Baker, SA 2012, ‘Live sites in an age of media reproduction: mega events and transcontinental experience in public space’Global Media Journal, vol. 6, no. 1. <>

Rowe, D 2012, ‘The bid, the lead-up, the event and the legacy: the global cultural politics of awarding and hosting the Olympics’, British Journal of Sociology, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 285-305.

Rowe, D & Baker, SA 2012, ‘The “fall” of what? FIFA’s public viewing areas and the quality of public life’, Space and Culture, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 395-407.

Rowe, D & Lynch, R 2012, ‘Work and play in the city: some reflections on the night-time leisure economy of Sydney’, Annals of Leisure Research, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 132-47.

Rowe, D 2012, ‘Mediating the Asian Olympics: the summer games – image projection and gaze reception’, International Journal of the History of Sport, vol. 29, no. 16, pp. 2231-43. Also published in JA Mangan, L Qing and S Collins (eds), The triple Asian Olympic Games - Asia ascendant: media, politics and geopolitics. Routledge, London. [in press]

Baker, SA & Rowe, D 2012, ‘Mediating mega events and manufacturing multiculturalism: the cultural politics of the world game in Australia’, Journal of Sociology, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 1-16.

Rowe, D & Bavinton, N 2011, ‘Tender for the night: after-dark cultural complexities in the night-time economy’, Continuum, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 811-25.

Rowe, D 2011, ‘The televised sport “monkey” trial: “race” and the politics of postcolonial cricket’, Sport in Society, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 786-98. Also published in D Adair (ed.) 2012, Sport: race, ethnicity and identity: building global understanding. Routledge, London & New York, pp. 56-69.

Rowe, D 2011, ‘Obituary for the newspaper? Tracking the tabloid’, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 449-66.

Rowe, D 2011, 'Serious leisure studies: the roads ahead less travelled', World Leisure Journal, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 23-26.

Rowe, D & Brass, K 2011, ‘“We take academic freedom quite seriously”: how university media offices manage academic public communication’, International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 3-20.

Gilmour, C & Rowe, D 2010, 'When Becks came to Sydney: multiple readings of a sport celebrity'Soccer and Society, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 229-41.

Rowe, D 2010, 'Stages of the global: media, sport, racialization and the last temptation of Zinedine Zidane'International Review for the Sociology of Sport, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 355-71. 

Rowe, D & Gilmour, C 2010, 'Sport, media, and consumption in Asia: a merchandised milieu'American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 53, no. 10, pp. 1530-48. 

Hutchins, B & Rowe, D 2010, 'Reconfiguring media sport for the online world: an inquiry into "sports news and digital media"'International Journal of Communication, no. 4, pp. 696-718. 

Rowe, D, Ruddock, A & Hutchins, B 2010, 'Cultures of complaint: online fan message boards and networked digital media sport communities'Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 298-315.

Ruddock, A, Hutchins, B & Rowe, D 2010, 'Contradictions in media sport culture: the reinscription of football supporter traditions through online media'European Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 323-39.

Adair, D & Rowe, D 2010, 'Beyond boundaries? "Race", ethnicity and identity in sport', International Review for the Sociology of Sport, no. 45, pp. 251-57.

Rowe, D, Gilmour, C & Petzold, T 2010, 'Australia: mediated representation of global politics', The International Journal of the History of Sport, vol. 27, no. 9&10, pp. 1510-33. 

Rowe, D, Petzold, T & Gilmour, C 2010, 'A very Olympian year! The observation from Australia', The International Journal of the History of Sport, vol. 27, no. 9&10, pp. 1739-58.

Stevenson, D, McKay, K & Rowe, D 2010, 'Tracing British cultural policy domains: contexts, collaborations and constituencies'International Journal of Cultural Policy, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 159-72.

Stevenson, D, Rowe, D & McKay, K 2010, 'Convergence in British cultural policy: the social, the cultural, and the economic'Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 248-65. 

Rowe, D 2009, ‘Media and sport: the cultural dynamics of global games’Sociology Compass, no. 3&4, pp. 543-58.

Rowe, D 2009, ‘Media studies regained’Television & News Media, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 141-43.

Rowe, D 2009, ‘Power trip: sport and media’International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 150-66.

Rowe, D & Brass, K 2009, ‘Knowledge limited: public communication, risk and university media policy’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 53-76.

Rowe, D & Gilmour, C 2009, ‘Global sport: where Wembley Way meets Bollywood Boulevard’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 171-82.

Rowe, D & Gilmour, C 2009, ‘Getting a ticket to the world party: televising soccer in Australia’, Soccer and Society, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 9-26.

Rowe, D & Hutchins, B 2009, ‘From broadcast scarcity to digital plenitude: the changing dynamics of the media sport content economy’Television and New Media, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 354-70.

Hutchins, B, Rowe, D & Ruddock, A 2009, ‘"It’s fantasy football made real": networked media sport, the internet, and the hybrid reality of MyFootballClub’Sociology of Sport Journal, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 89-106.

Rowe, D 2008, ‘Culture, sport and the night-time economy’, The International Journal of Cultural Policy, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 399-415.

Rowe, D 2008, ‘Time and timelessness in sport film’, Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, vol. 11, no. 2-3, pp. 146-58.

Rowe, D & Gilmour, C 2008, ‘Contemporary media sport: de- or re-Westernization’, International Journal of Sport Communication, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 177-94.

Rowe, D & Brass, K 2008, ‘The uses of academic knowledge: the university in the media’Media, Culture & Society, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 677-98.

Rowe, D 2007, ‘Sports journalism: still the "toy department" of the news media?’, Journalism, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 385-405.

Rowe, D 2007, ‘Media, sport and racialization: the finale of Zinedine Zidane’ [Media, sport e razzializzazione. La finale di Zinedine Zidane], Studi Culturali, vol. IV, no. 2, pp. 343-62.

Rowe, D 2006, ‘Coming to terms with leisure and globalization’Leisure Studies, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 423-36.

Rowe, D, Markwell, K & Stevenson, D 2006, ‘Exploring participants’ experiences of Sydney 2002 gay games: intersections of sport, gender and sexuality’International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 149-67.

Rowe, D 2005, ‘Working knowledge encounters: academics, journalists and the conditions of cultural labour’Social Semiotics, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 269-88.

Stevenson, D, Rowe, D & Markwell, K 2005, ‘Explorations in "event ecology": the case of the International Gay Games’Social Identities, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 84-106.

Rowe, D 2005, ‘Some critical reflections on research and consultancy in cultural tourism planning’, Tourism, culture & communication, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 127-37.

Markwell, K, Stevenson, D & Rowe, D 2004, ‘Footsteps and memories: interpreting an Australian urban landscape through thematic walking tours’, International Journal of Heritage Studies, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 457-73.

Rowe, D 2004, ‘Contemporary media education: ideas for overcoming the perils of popularity and the theory-practice split’Journal of Media Practice, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 43-58.

Rowe, D 2004, ‘Watching brief: cultural citizenship and viewing rights’Sport in Society, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 385-402.

Rowe, D 2004, ‘Fulfilling the cultural mission: popular genre and public remit’European Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 381-99.

Miller, T, Rowe, D, Lawrence, G & McKay, J 2003, ‘The over production of US sport and the new international division of cultural labour’International Review for the Sociology of Sport, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 427-40.

Rowe, D 2003, ‘Sport and the repudiation of the global’International Review for the Sociology of Sport, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 281-94. [Reprinted in: P James (ed.), Globalization and culture: global-local consumption, Sage, London, pp. 111-23]

Markwell, K & Rowe, D 2003, ‘The International Gay Games: subverting homophobia or selling out?’International Sports Studies, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 5-20.

Rowe, D 2002, ‘Producing the crisis: the state of leisure studies’Annals of Leisure Research, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-13.

Rowe, D 2002, ‘Taking the sports brief: a review essay’Theory & Event, vol. 6, no. 1.

McGuirk, P & Rowe, D 2001, ‘“Defining moments” and refining myths in the making of place identity’Geographical Research, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 52-66.

Rowe, D 2000, ‘Global media events and the positioning of presence’Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, no. 97, pp. 11-21.

Rowe, D 2000, ‘Amour impropre, or "fever pitch" sans reflexivity’Sociology of Sport Journal, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 95-97.

Rowe, D 2000, ‘On going tabloid: a preliminary analysis’Metro, no. 121&122, pp. 78-85.  

Refereed Conference Papers

Rowe, D & Hutchins, B 2009, ‘"A battle between enraged bulls": the 2009 Australian Senate inquiry into sport news and digital media'Communications Policy & Research Forum 2009, pp. 165-75.

Rowe, D & Lally, E 2009, ‘Impossible choices: complexity and dissatisfaction in the telecommunications consumer-service provider relationship’, Communications Policy & Research Forum 2009 , pp. 330-45.

Other Articles

Rowe, D 2006, 'Media sport culture an education in the politics of acquisition'Play The Game, 29 December, <>.


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