Sports & Recreation

New Ethnographies of Football in Europe

by Alexandra Schwell
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Pages: 241 pages
ISBN 13: 1137516984
ISBN 10: 9781137516985
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : New Ethnographies of Football in Europe written by Alexandra Schwell, published by Springer which was released on 2016-04-29. Download New Ethnographies of Football in Europe Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Some of the pioneers of ethnographic football research, such as Desmond Morris, Christian Bromberger or Max Gluckman (to whom a chapter of this book is dedicated), must have felt like extra-terrestrials in their academic environment, ... -- Football has emerged as an important symbolic field through which various social, cultural, political, economic, and historical dimensions and antagonisms are negotiated. This volume covers a variety of themes illuminating the multiple ways that football impacts on people's everyday lives. Using anthropological research methods and data collected from ethnographic fieldwork, the contributors scrutinize not only the social fields of football fans and the specific socio-cultural contexts in which they are embedded, but also other actors beyond the pitch, and the possibilities for both agency and subversion. Taking into account processes of Europeanization, globalization, commercialization and migration, the collection offers fresh insights into fan identity formations and practices and highlights the importance of anthropology's self-reflexive and actor-centred perspective.