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: G. Armstrong

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0333730097

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. As any seasoned traveller can attest, the quickest entry into most cultures is by talking football or attending a match. The game is a prism for both witnessing and interacting with identities and cultures. Aware that the game may afford a space for expressing or organising protest and dissent, powerful groups the world over may attempt to harness the forces of populist nationalism provided by football. Edited by Britain's leading scholars in the field, this book examines football in eighteen countries to provide an unprecedented breadth of knowledge.

Football Cultures and Identities

“Symbols of national identity and sport; the case of the Irish football team', Irish Political Studies, 9: 81–98, Holt, ... “The fragmented world of symbolic forms: Reflections on Pierre Bourdieu's sociology of culture', in Theory, ...

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.

English National Identity and Football Fan Culture

that these United fans are not rejecting appeals to all forms of nationalism or allegiance to the British state but rather they are specifically withdrawing themselves from relationships with masculine football fans from other clubs who ...

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.

National Identity and Global Sports Events

Explains why cities dig deep in their pockets to host the Olympics and countries breed teams for success on the world soccer stage.

Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791466159

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

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Explains why cities dig deep in their pockets to host the Olympics and countries breed teams for success on the world soccer stage.

Football Violence and Social Identity

Drawing on research from Britain, Europe, Argentina and the USA this volume examines the culture and loyalties of soccer players and crowds and their relationships to social order, disorder and violence.

Author: Richard Guilianotti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134859429

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Drawing on research from Britain, Europe, Argentina and the USA this volume examines the culture and loyalties of soccer players and crowds and their relationships to social order, disorder and violence. This informative and accessible book will be of interest to students of Sport Science and to all of those who love the game of soccer.

Digital Football Cultures

Football: A Sociology of the Global Game. Cambridge; Oxford; Malden ... Supporters, followers, fans, and flaneurs: A taxonomy of spectator identities in football. ... In J. Rutherford (Ed.), Identity: Community, Culture, Difference (pp.

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

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 ...

Author: Dr Tom Gibbons

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472423306

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.

Youth Sport Migration and Culture

Football cultures and identities. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Back, L. (2007). The art of listening. Oxford: Berg. Back, L., Crabbe, T. and Solomos, J. (2001). The changing face of football: Racism, identity and multiculture in the ...

Author: Max Mauro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351205214

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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How do migrant youth negotiate their role in society through sport and leisure practices? How can political theory and qualitative critical research work together to make sense of these processes? These are among the questions that led to a long-term investigation of young males’ sport practices in Ireland, possibly the most fertile contemporary setting for the analysis of questions of sport and identity. Youth Sport, Migration and Culture emphasises the epistemological and ethical urgency of doing research with rather than on young people. Engaging with the social changes in Irish society through the eyes of children of immigrants growing up in Ireland, the book looks closely at young people’s leisure practices in multi-ethnic contexts, and at issues of inclusion in relation to public discourses around ‘national identity’ and immigration. Offering compelling analysis of how ideas of race and racism are elaborated through sport, this book is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology of sport, sport development or youth culture.

Vulnerability and Exposure

Drawing on reports of 'Australian Rules' football off-field scandals, the book critically examines cases of sexual assault, illicit drug use, binge drinking, homophobia, violence, and other controversial behaviors that have become norms in ...

Author: Rob Cover

Publisher: Apollo Books

ISBN: 174258649X

Category: History

Page: 329

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Vulnerability and Exposure presents a critical investigation of contemporary masculine team sports and football scandals, and their relationship with gendered cultures, institutions, and identity norms. Drawing on reports of 'Australian Rules' football off-field scandals, the book critically examines cases of sexual assault, illicit drug use, binge drinking, homophobia, violence, and other controversial behaviors that have become norms in the reporting of sports players' lives. Using a range of approaches to unpack some of the ways in which these scandals are produced and understood, and how they impact the reputations of players, clubs, and the game itself, the book identifies the cultural factors significant in the production of the contemporary footballer identity, and the ways in which these identities are constructed, performed, and reported. In utilizing scandal to develop ways in which off-field behavior in sport can be re-made as a relatively harmless event for women, bystanders, and players, this study develops an approach to ethics by showing that footballers are well-placed to see the vulnerability of others through their own vulnerability to injury, career breaks, and loss of reputation. [Subject: Sociology, Sports Studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Australian Studies]

Cricket and Contemporary Society in Britain

Burdsey, D. (2006) “If I Ever Play Football Dad, Can I play for England or India?” British Asians, sport and diasporic national identities, Sociology, 40(1), 11–28. Burdsey, D. (2007) British Asians and Football: Culture, Identity and ...

Author: Russell Holden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317293071

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 178

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This book investigates the declining status of cricket within contemporary British society after the high-water mark of England’s Ashes victory in 2005. It considers the deep roots of the game within British national life as well as its ever-changing nature, and reflects upon the current significance and relevance of a sport that many still perceive as deeply traditional and conservative in outlook. Adopting a socio-political approach, the book offers new perspectives on both the contemporary realities of modern cricket and the social, cultural and political condition of modern Britain. Rather than focusing on personality and the detail of match history, the book looks at how the sport has coped with wider societal changes, such as those in Afro-Caribbean and South Asian communities, and how this has demanded adaptation by cricket’s governing authorities. The book also considers the international context in which the game continues to develop and how the initiative with new formats such as Twenty20 has been lost to other cricketing nations, and it offers insight into the continued expansion and recent professionalization of the women’s game, hinting at ways in which cricket as a whole could recapture the public’s imagination. Cricket and Contemporary Society in Britain is an invaluable resource for those studying the sociology of sport, sport history, cultural studies, the politics of sport, cultural identity, sport management and sport development. It is also a fascinating read for anybody with an interest in cricket or in the value of sport in an era of rapid socio-economic, political and cultural change.

Football Culture

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Author: Gerry Finn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136330285

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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These essays provide a critical investigation of football cultures, examining local and national impacts of the game's new millennial order over five continents.

Football Culture and Power

While the color-blind argument calls for people to relinquish their collective identities, it appears to be selective in which groups must abandoned cultural identity (ibid., 85). Ingrained in the basic tenants of colorblindness are ...

Author: David J. Leonard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317410898

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 298

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What does it mean when a hit that knocks an American football player unconscious is cheered by spectators? What are the consequences of such violence for the participants of this sport and for the entertainment culture in which it exists? This book brings together scholars and sport commentators to examine the relationship between American football, violence and the larger relations of power within contemporary society. From high school and college to the NFL, Football, Culture, and Power analyses the social, political and cultural imprint of America’s national pastime. The NFL’s participation in and production of hegemonic masculinity, alongside its practices of racism, sexism, heterosexism and ableism, provokes us to think deeply about the historical and contemporary systems of violence we are invested in and entertained by. This social scientific analysis of American football considers both the positive and negative power of the game, generating discussion and calling for accountability. It is fascinating reading for all students and scholars of sports studies with an interest in American football and the wider social impact of sport.

Football and European Identity

The Modern Black Football Revolution, London: Victor Gollancz/Cassell. Paxman, J. (1998) The English: A Portrait of a Nation, Harlow: Penguin Books. Pérez Garzón, J. S. (2003) 'State Nationalism: Cultural Nationalism and Political ...

Author: Liz Crolley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134355648

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Shifting European identities, cultural loyalties and divisions are often expressed more directly through attitudes to 'the people's game' game than in any other arena. This book examines European football journalism from throughout the last century to present a unique cross-cultural analysis of changing European national and regional identities. Building on detailed research into original language sources from across Western Europe, from the early 20th century to the present day, Football and European Identity traces this fascinating evolution. The resulting cross-cultural analysis of national identity in Europe provides the basis for a unique study of the interplay between football, society, politics and the print media, in three parts: Part 1: Old Europe national identity in the football writing of England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain Part 2: Nations within a State examines the status of Corsican, Catalonian and Basque identities Part 3: New (Football) Worlds explores the response of Europe’s presses to the emergence of Africa, South East Asia and the USA as major forces in world football

Football Fandom and Consumption

Modern football is an industry and capitalism is its engine. However, this book argues for a more nuanced understanding of contemporary football culture and the (self-)identity of football fans.

Author: Oliver Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429632297

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Modern football is an industry and capitalism is its engine. However, this book argues for a more nuanced understanding of contemporary football culture and the (self-)identity of football fans. Drawing on original ethnographic research conducted with fans at all levels, from international to lower league, the book explores the tensions between fans as consumers and ‘traditional’ football cultures, arguing that modern football fans are able to negotiate the discourses of capitalism and tradition operating upon them to enact their own power and identity within football culture. Featuring case studies of Norwich City, MK Dons and Chelsea fans, this is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in sport and society or cultural studies.

Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport

Celtic, cultural identities and the globalization of football. Scottish Affairs, 48, 1–23. Giulianotti, R. (2011). The sport, development and peace sector: A model of four social policy domains. Journal of Social Policy, 40(4), 757–776.

Author: Ken Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134469932

Category: Education

Page: 582

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The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is a comprehensive survey of the latest research into young people’s involvement in sport. Drawing on a wide diversity of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, policy studies, coaching, physical education and physiology, the book examines the importance of sport during a key transitional period of our lives, from the later teenage years into the early twenties, and therefore helps us develop a better understanding of the social construction of young people’s lives. The book covers youth sport in all its forms, from competitive game-contests and conventional sport to recreational activities, exercise and lifestyle sport, and at all levels, from elite competition to leisure time activities and school physical education. It explores youth sport across the world, in developing and developed countries, and touches on some of the most significant themes and issues in contemporary sport studies, including physical activity and health, lifelong participation, talent identification and development, and safeguarding and abuse. No other book brings together in one place such a breadth and depth of material on youth sport or the engagement of young people in physical activity. The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is therefore important reading for all advanced students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in youth sport, youth culture, sport studies or physical education.

Culture and Identity

Berdsey, D. (2006) ' “If I Ever Play Football, Dad, Can I Play for England or India? ... Berking, H. (2003) ' “Ethnicity is Everywhere”: On Globalization and the Transformation of Cultural Identity', Current Sociology 51(3).

Author: Warren Kidd

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137272522

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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An understanding of culture and identity is essential for new sociologists. This student-focused text explains the themes and theories behind these core ideas. With up-to-date discussion of 'chavs', masculinity and social networking, skills-based activities and practice exam questions, this is invaluable reading for anyone new to this topic.

British Asians Exclusion and the Football Industry

Burdsey, D. (2007a) British Asians and Football: Culture, Identity, Exclusion, Abingdon: Routledge. Burdsey, D. (2007b) 'Role with the punches: the construction and representation of Amir Khan as a role model for multiethnic Britain', ...

Author: Daniel Kilvington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317569039

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 170

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This book examines the exclusion of British Asians from the football industry, drawing on a wealth of empirical work with players, coaches, scouts, managers, fans, anti-racist organisations, community officers, and key stakeholders. It adopts a critical race theory (CRT) perspective to offer a platform for excluded communities to discuss their experiences and offer their advice, guidance and criticisms. Notions of whiteness, intersectionalities and gender are explored and filter throughout. This book highlights historical and contemporary reasons for the British Asian exclusion from football, critically examines a number of tried and tested inclusion strategies, and offers recommendations for reform to help achieve equality and inclusion. The research aims to: dehomogenise British Asian football experiences offer the counter-narratives of British Asian male and females to challenge master-narratives comprehend the importance of intersectionalities understand identity shifts and cultural changes challenge socio-cultural stereotypes and racial myths highlight contemporary manifestations of racisms in football at all levels examine the role 'parallel football' environments have played in the exclusion cast a critical eye over inclusion initiatives promote recommendations for reform which are born out of empirical research As long as marginalized groups, such as British Asians, are excluded from a field of popular culture, in this case football, it is a topic that demands attention, deserves investigation and requires solutions. It is hoped that this book can be of use to students, researchers and policymakers who share an active interest in football, exclusion and equality.

Race Ethnicity and Football

Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Armstrong, G. (1998) Football Hooligans: ... (2001) The Changing Face of Football: Racism, Identity and Multiculture in the English Game Oxford: Berg.

Author: Daniel Burdsey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136726897

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Elucidating the linkages between race, ethnicity, gender and masculinity in football, this volume addresses topics such as the experience of Muslim players, recruitment of African players, devolution and national identities, minority ethnic clubs, "mixed-race" players, sectarianism, and foreign club ownership.

Sports Media History

This research collection explores the ongoing interaction between sports, media, and society throughout important periods in history, from the nineteenth century to the present day.

Author: John Carvalho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000206579

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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This research collection explores the ongoing interaction between sports, media, and society throughout important periods in history, from the ninetenth century to the present day. It examines both historical moments and broader trends in sports, with an emphasis on the media’s role. Encompassing a variety of research approaches and perspectives, the book looks at the individuals, mass media outlets and communication technologies that have affected societies on a global scale, including print, photography, broadcast (radio and television), Internet-based media, and public relations/marketing. It presents fascinating new case studies covering topics as diverse as sports journalism and the Third Reich, Argentina at the Mexico World Cup, post-9/11 sports reporting, Martina Navratilova and women’s tennis, the growth of fantasy sport, and the significance of Joe Louis and Jackie Robinson in the history of US sports reporting. This is essential reading for any researcher, student or media professional with an interest in the relationships between sports, culture, and society or in the history of media, culture, or technology.

Sport Dance and Embodied Identities

The example of Germany as ( footballing ) nation brings this cultural tendency to light in dramatic fashion ... only has football played a central role in the construction of a German postwar identity , but also its ' official version ...

Author: Noel Dyck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000320619

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Sport and dance command the passions and devotion of countless athletes, dancers and fans worldwide. Although conventionally thought to reside within separate social realms, these two embodied cultural forms are revealed in this benchmark volume to share a vital capacity to constitute and express identities through their practiced movements and scripted forms. Thus, the work of choreographers and coaches along with the performances of dancers and athletes offer not merely entertainment and aesthetic accomplishment but also powerful means for celebrating existing social arrangements and cultural ideals or, alternately, for imagining and advocating new ones.Drawing on a wide selection of sport and dance activities from around the world, this book elucidates the ways in which embodied performances both mirror and reshape social life. It traces, for example, how football, salsa and tango can each be employed to articulate or rewrite national and gender identities. Also examined are children's sport and the dynamics by which immigration and cultural integration, along with the socialization of children and youth, may be directed through the organization of community sport. The volume investigates the marshalling of sport and dance in settings from Africa to Ireland as vehicles for framing moral issues that revolve around the appropriate use, protection and exhibition of the body. This innovative study establishes the paradoxical fashion in which dance and sport can unite certain people and communities while at the same time serving exclusionary and nationalistic purposes.