Football Cultures and Identities

Aware that the game may afford a space for expressing protest, groups may attempt to harness the forces of populist nationalism. This book examines football in 18 countries.

Author: Gary Armstrong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230378896

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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The game of football has played a key role in shaping and cementing senses of national identity throughout the world. Aware that the game may afford a space for expressing protest, groups may attempt to harness the forces of populist nationalism. This book examines football in 18 countries.

Digital Football Cultures

This is the first book to bring together key contemporary debates at the intersection of football studies, leisure studies, and digital cultural studies.

Author: Stefan Lawrence

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351118880

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

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As the digital revolution continues apace, emergent technologies and means of communication present new challenges and opportunities for the football industry. This is the first book to bring together key contemporary debates at the intersection of football studies, leisure studies, and digital cultural studies. It presents cutting edge theoretical and empirical work based around four key themes: theorizing digital football cultures; digital football fandom; football and social media; and football (sub)cybercultures. Covering topics such as transnational digital fandom, online abuse, and gender, Digital Football Cultures argues that we are witnessing the hyperdigitalization of the world’s most popular sport. This book is a valuable resource for students and researchers working in leisure studies, sports studies, football studies, and critical media studies, as well as geography, anthropology, criminology, and sociology. It is also fascinating reading for anybody working in sport, media, and culture.

English National Identity and Football Fan Culture

More recently, Millward (2011) has drawn upon Castells to identify the 'new' ways
fans talk about football in what he ... of whether national cultures and identities
are being weakened, strengthened or pluralized by globalisation processes' is ...

Author: Tom Gibbons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317142997

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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In recent years, scholars have understood the increasing use of the St George’s Cross by football fans to be evidence of a rise in a specifically ’English’ identity. This has emerged as part of a wider ’national’ response to broader political processes such as devolution and European integration which have fragmented identities within the UK. Using the controversial figurational sociological approach advocated by the twentieth-century theorist Norbert Elias, this book challenges such a view, drawing on ethnographic research amongst fans to explore the precise nature of the relationship between contemporary English national identity and football fan culture. Examining football fans’ expressions of Englishness in public houses and online spaces, the author discusses the effects of globalization, European integration and UK devolution on English society, revealing that the use of the St George’s Cross does not signal the emergence of a specifically ’English’ national consciousness, but in fact masks a more complex, multi-layered process of national identity construction. A detailed and grounded study of identity, nationalism and globalization amongst football fans, English National Identity and Football Fan Culture will appeal to scholars and students of politics, sociology and anthropology with interests in ethnography, the sociology of sport, fan cultures, globalization and contemporary national identities.

Sport Cultures and Identities in South Africa

5 The Development of Soccer and Urban Black Culture and Identity After a
week's work in the world of the white man , the Africans stream onto the football
grounds to watch the feature matches of the week , and there they cheer the
clubs they ...

Author: John Nauright

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0718500725

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 214

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The meanings attached to sports in South African societies, past and present, are explored in this book, which focuses particularly on the part played by the prominent team sports of rugby, soccer and cricket in the creation of social divisions and unities over the course of South African history. In the past, only white South Africans could represent "South Africa" in international sport. Now, formerly white-dominated sports have been promoted as unifying forces for a nation in the process of forging a new national identity. The book considers the history and changing meanings attached to particular sports in the old and new South Africas, and how sport is being used and abused today.

The Ball is Round

Alabarces, P. and M. Rodriguez (2000), 'Football and Fatherland: the crisis of
national representation in Argentinean soccer', in G. Finn and R. Giulianotti (eds),
Football Cultures and Identities. Alcock, C. (ed.) (1880), Football Annual 1880.

Author: David Goldblatt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141911540

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 992

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The definitive book about football. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of football are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of football's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Round illuminates football's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.

Sport and Leisure Cultures

Sport , Politics , and Identities Comparative Sport Cultures Football Cultures And
Identity In May 1997 500 million people from 202 countries were reported to have
watched the television coverage of the final match of the Union Europeenne de ...

Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816633835

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 273

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A sweeping analysis of sport culture's global, national, and local impact.

The Changing Face of Football

This study provides an account of the role of race, nation and identity within contemporary football cultures. Focused on four clubs, this work shows how different clubs understand and experience race in different ways.

Author: Les Back

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1859734839

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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This study provides an account of the role of race, nation and identity within contemporary football cultures. Focused on four clubs, this work shows how different clubs understand and experience race in different ways.

Games Without Frontiers

The global game has a breadth of skills, playing techniques, supporting styles and ruling bodies. These are all subject to local and national traditions of team play and fan display.

Author: John Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351935005

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 356

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What is the historical appeal of football? How diverse are its players, supporters and institutions throughout the world? What are its various traditions and how are these affected by pressures to modernize ? In what ways does the game help to reinforce or overcome social differences and prejudices? How can we understand football’s subcultures, especially football hooligan ones? The 1994 World Cup Finals in the United States have again demonstrated the conflicts which exist around football over its international future. The multi-media age beckons new audiences for top-level matches, but worries remain that the historical and cultural appeal of football itself may be the real loser. The global game has a breadth of skills, playing techniques, supporting styles and ruling bodies. These are all subject to local and national traditions of team play and fan display. Modern commercial influences and international cultural links through players and fan styles, are accommodated within the game to an increasing extent. Yet, football’s ability to differentiate remains: at local, regional, national and even continental levels. In some cases the game’s traditions ensure that these differences are becoming as oppositional today as is modern football hooliganism. But, the overall picture is one of a game without frontiers - rich in historical and cultural detail, pluralistic in its traditions and identities. This volume brings together essays by leading academics and researchers writing on world football. Their studies draw on interdisciplinary researches in England, Scotland, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Argentina and Australia. The book will be of interest to students of sports science, cultural studies and social science and to all those who simply enjoy football as the world's greatest sporting passion.

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

Sporting Pedagogies: Performing Culture and Identity in the Global Arena (New
York: PeterLang, 2005); Cameron ... in National Identity and Global Sports events
: Culture, Politics and Spectacle inthe Olympics and Football World Cup, eds ...

Author: S. Wagg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230320819

Category: History

Page: 315

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The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.

Terrace Heroes

Book of Football, 5 vols (London: Marshall Cavendish, 1971) Armstrong, G., and
R. Giulianotti (eds), Football Cultures and Identities (London: Macmillan, 1999)
Barrett, N., The Daily Telegraph Football Chronicle (London: Carlton, 1995) Beck,
 ...

Author: Graham Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135762520

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

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The 1930s saw the birth of the football idol - prototype for today's powerful media sport stars. The players of the 1930s were the first generation of professionals, yet until recently the life and careers of footballers of this generation has been little studied. In 1930s Britain, football became increasingly commercialized, and the rise and development of both local and national media enabled players to become widely recognized outside of their immediate local context for the first time. Tracing the origins, playing careers and 'afterlives' of several First Division players of the era, Graham Kelly's revealing history explores the reality of living in Britain between the wars and draws interesting comparisons with lives of the modern football hero today.

The Changing Face of Football

This book draws on research conducted at the height of campaigning activity within the game, as well as on contemporary scholarship about racism and sport.

Author: Les Back

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic

ISBN: UOM:39015058261432

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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The game of football has undergone massive changes in the past few decades. The creation of the F.A. Premier League, the influx of television revenue, the commercialization of the game, and the growth in the numbers of foreign players have all left their mark. One area that has attracted increasing interest in the media and amongst the pages of football magazines is the issue of race and racism in football. But until now, the complexities of the situation have often been neglected in the midst of moral activism. Why has football become such an important arena for the expression of racist and xenophobic attitudes? How are racial and ethnic identities constructed and re-constructed in everyday social interactions and ritual gatherings? This highly readable and accessible book provides the first systematic and empirically grounded account of the role of race, nation and identity within contemporary football cultures. Focused around the four clubs on which the authors did their research, the book shows how different clubs understand and experience race in different ways. Looking at football at a national level, the authors trace the history of racism and its impact on the contemporary game. The emphasis throughout is on the changing role of racial and ethnic identity in football over the years. This book draws on research conducted at the height of campaigning activity within the game, as well as on contemporary scholarship about racism and sport. It will be essential reading for anyone interested in football, sport, race and ethnic studies.

Anti Racism in European Football

Likewise, racism in Italian football is a new phenomenon first witnessed during
the 1990s. ... five sets of aims: - to promote recreational, cultural and sport
activities that aim at maintaining specific cultures and identities of immigrant
communities ...

Author: Christos Kassimeris

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739138229

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

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European societies have long been tarnished by racial discrimination, and the game of football is no exception. With immigrants arriving from former colonies, European Union member-states, and third-world countries, integration in these two societies has been ascribed significance across the continent. Considering that the conduct of football fans in stadiums reflects_to a certain extent_society as a whole, this book examines the impact of racism upon the popular game. Anti-Racism in European Football provides a critical assessment of the campaigns and related policies of organizations that work to understand racism in football. It explores what has been achieved by the organizations' campaigns, the problems they encountered, and how these were overcome. In its focus on the work that anti-racism organizations carry out, this book's original contributions should appeal to professionals in football-related NGOs, and students and scholars working in social science fields related to racism and sport.

With God on their Side

29 D. Murray, 'Culture, religion and violence in Northern Ireland', in S. Dunn (ed.)
... 'The territorial politics of soccer in Northern Ireland', in G. Armstrong and R.
Giulianotti (eds), Football Cultures and Identities, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1999.

Author: Timothy Chandler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134511662

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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'Sport' and 'religion' are cultural institutions with a global reach. Each is characterised by ritualised performance and by the ecstatic devotion of its followers, whether in the sports arena or the cathedral of worship. This fascinating collection is the first to examine, in detail, the relationship between these two cultural institutions from an international, religiously pluralistic perspective. It illuminates the role of sport and religion in the social formation of collective groups, and explores how sport might operate in the service of a religious community. The book offers a series of cutting-edge contemporary historical case-studies, wide-ranging in their social and religious contexts. It presents important new work on the following fascinating topics: * sport and Catholicism in Northern Ireland * Shinto and sumo in Japan * women, sport and the American Jewish identity * religion, race and rugby in South Africa * sport and Islam in France and North Africa * sport and Christian fundamentalism in the US * Muhammad Ali and the Nation of Islam. With God on their Side is vital reading for all students of the history, sociology and culture of sport. It also presents important new research material that will be of interest to religious studies students, historians and anthropologists.

Food Drink and Identity in Europe

HITTING THE BAR: ALCOHOL, FOOTBALL IDENTITIES AND GLOBAL FLOWS
IN NORWAY Gary Armstrong and ... this paper examines alcohol consumption
and its association with domestic and transnational football supporter cultures.

Author: Thomas M. Wilson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042020863

Category: History

Page: 236

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Scholars across the humanities and social sciences are increasingly examining the importance of consumption to changing notions of local, regional, national and supranational identity in Europe. As part of this interest, anthropologists, historians, sociologists and others have paid particular attention to the roles which food and drink have played in the construction of local, regional and national identity in Europe. This volume provides the first multidisciplinary look at the contributions which food and alcohol make to contemporary European identities, including the part they play in processes of European integration and Europeanization. It provides theoretically informed ethnographic and historical case studies of transformations and continuity in social and cultural patterns in the production and consumption of European foods and drinks, in order to explore how eating and drinking have helped to construct various local, regional and national identities in Europe. Of particular note in this volume is its attention to how food and drink intersect with recent attempts to foster greater European integration, in part through the recognition and support of common and diverse European cultures and identities.

Women s Football in the UK

'Soccer Culture, National Identity and the World Cup'. In Hosts and Champions:
Soccer Cultures, National Identities and the USA World Cup , ed. J. Sugden and
A. Tomlinson, 3–12. Aldershot: Arena, 1994. Timson-Katchis, M. and J. North.

Author: Jayne Caudwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317966227

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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This book examines the complex ways in which girls and women experience football cultures in Britain. It extends current debate surrounding women and football (namely, how gender has functioned to shape women’s experiences of playing the game), by focusing on organisational, administrative and coaching practices, alongside the particular issues surrounding sexuality, ethnicity and disability (not only gender). The book analyses football and gender to reveal the subtle forms of discrimination that persist. It is important to highlight the many challenges and transformations made by girls and women but more importantly to consider the ways power continues to operate to devalue and undermine girls and women involved in the game. The UK-based authors make use of their recent research findings to offer critical debate on girls’ and women’s current experiences of British football cultures. Overall the book reveals the present day complexities of marginalisation and exclusion. This book was published as a special issue of Sport and Society.

Drinking Cultures

... G . Armstrong and R . Giulianotti ( eds ) , Football Cultures and Identities ,
London : MacMillan . Babcock , B . A . ( ed . ) ( 1978 ) , The Reversible World :
Symbolic Inversion in Culture and Art and Society , Ithaca : Cornell University
Press .

Author: Thomas M. Wilson

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: IND:30000101933152

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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Contributors look at alcohol consumption across cultures and what it means to the people who consume or, equally tellingly, refuse to consume. Alcohol plays a role in a wide range of functions - religious, familial, social and even political and this is a cross-cultural study of the profound impact alcohol has on national identity.

Sport Across Asia

This book is designed to reflect both our current knowledge regarding sport, globalisation and '"encounters" with several important "post-colonial" or non-western societies and to draw together scholars from a range of different disciplines ...

Author: Joseph Maguire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415884389

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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This book is designed to reflect both our current knowledge regarding sport, globalisation and '"encounters" with several important "post-colonial" or non-western societies and to draw together scholars from a range of different disciplines. Case studies of cultural encounters in Central, South-East Asia, Asia Minor and the Arabian peninsula capture the paradoxical processes of emulation, resistance and transformation that are at work in the diffusion and development of "sport" and body cultures. These case studies bring together insights from anthropology, cultural studies, geography, history, law, sociology, various area and post-colonial studies.

The International Journal of African Historical Studies

Football enabled politically voiceless South Africans to create a leisure culture on
their own terms . ... The Generation Game : Football among the Baga of Guinea , "
in G . Armstrong and R . Giulianotti , eds . , Football Cultures and Identities ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015075718653

Category: Africa

Page:

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Understanding Football Hooliganism

Identities. Introduction In the previous chapters I have examined the extent and
nature of, and responses to, football hooliganism in different national and ... The
second part focuses on the manifestation of football hooliganism in fan cultures.

Author: Ramón Spaaij

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789056294458

Category: Social Science

Page: 484

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Football hooliganism periodically generates widespread political and public anxiety. In spite of the efforts made and resources invested over the past decades, football hooliganism is still perceived by politicians, policymakers and media as a disturbing social problem. This highly readable book provides the first systematic and empirically grounded comparison of football hooliganism in different national and local contexts. Focused around the six Western European football clubs on which the author did his research, the book shows how different clubs experience and understand football hooliganism in different ways. The development and effects of anti-hooligan policies are also assessed. The emphasis throughout is on the importance of context, social interaction and collective identity for understanding football hooliganism. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in football culture, hooliganism and collective violence.