Football Fans Around the World

From Supporters to Fanatics

Author: Sean Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317997867

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

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This volume investigates the way in which football supporters around the world express themselves as followers of teams, whether they be professional, amateur or national. The diverse geographical and cultural array of contributions to this volume highlights not only the variety of how fans express themselves, but their commonalities as well. The collection brings together scholars of North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa to present a global picture of fan culture. The collection shows that while every group of fans around the world has its own characteristics, the role of a football fan is laced with commonalities, irrespective of geography or culture. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.
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Managing the Football World Cup

Author: S. Frawley,D. Adair

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137373687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Managing the Football World Cup explores areas often overlooked by project management and business studies researchers. Therefore considering the global impact of the Football World Cup it is time for a detailed examination of the planning, organization, management, implementation and related commercial features of this mega-sport event.
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Football: From England to the World

Author: Dolores Martinez,Projit B. Mukharji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317967844

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 156

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This book is a fascinating journey through a series of scholarly articles. The journey begins by tracing one of the most significant stories in the popularization of Association Football. In the next leg of the journey it charts the diverse and changing face of the modern British game. It then moves on to the global spread of the game from England and its domestication and appropriation in its new homes across the planet. It also investigates the exchanges which are increasingly taking place between these new homes of football. In the concluding pieces football’s global experience is compared with the attempts at globalizing baseball and drawing out the larger patterns that inform football’s global experience. This book was published as a special issue in Soccer and Society.
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The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties

Author: K. Dixon,T. Gibbons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137405082

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies.
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Football and Management

Comparisons between Sport and Enterprise

Author: S. Soderman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230391184

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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What happens off the football pitch? This volume mixes storytelling with theoretical and conceptual reasoning to analyse marketing, product, product development and management, as well as (in football terms), the atmosphere, match, training and club management.
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Fanatics

Power, Identity and Fandom in Football

Author: Adam Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134677286

Category: Art

Page: 312

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Embracing studies of football fans across Europe, this book tackles questions of power, national and regional identities, and race and racism, highlighting the changing role of fans in the game. Combining new approaches to the study of fan culture with critical assessments of the commercialization of the game, this fascinating book offers a comprehensive and timely examination of the state of European football supporters culture as the game prepares itself for the next millennium. The contributors, all leading figures in sports studies, consider: * whether football remains the peoples game, or if it is now run entirely by and for club owners and directors who have overseen the flotation of clubs on the stock exchange, a new focus on merchandising and the escalation of players salaries * the role of FIFA and UEFA in the struggle for control of world football * manifestations of racism and extreme nationalism in football, from the English medias xenophobic coverage of Euro 96 to the demonisation of Eric Cantona * media representations of national identity in football coverage in Germany, France and Spain * the interplay of national, religious and club identities among fans in England, Scotland, Ireland, Portugal and Scandinavia * the role of the law in regulating football * the future for supporters at a time when watching the match is more likely to mean turning on the television than going to a football ground.
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Football Supporters and the Commercialisation of Football

Comparative Responses across Europe

Author: Peter Kennedy,David Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317981715

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 5998

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As football clubs have become luxury investments, their decisions increasingly mirror those of any other business organisation. Football supporters have been encouraged to express their club loyalty by ‘thinking business’ - acting as consumers and generating money deemed necessary for their clubs to compete at the highest levels. In critical studies, supporters have been portrayed as passive or reluctant consumers who, imprisoned by enduring club loyalties, embody a fatalistic attitude to their own exploitation. As this book aims to show, however, such expressions of loyalty are far from hegemonic and often interface haphazardly with traditional ideas about what constitutes the ‘loyal fan’. While there is little doubt that professional football is experiencing commodification, the reality is that football clubs are not simply businesses, nor can they ever aspire to be organisations driven solely by expanding or protecting economic value. Rather, clubs hover uncertainly between being businesses and community assets. Football Supporters and the Commercialisation of Football explores the implications of this uncertainty for understanding supporter resistance to, and compromise with, commodification. Every club and its supporters exist in their own unique national and local contexts. In this respect, this book offers a Euro-wide comparison of supporter reactions to commercialisation and provides unique insight into how football supporters actively mediate regional, local and national contexts, as they intersect with the universalistic presumptions of commerce. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.
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Keep Fighting (The Billy Bremner Story)

Author: Paul Harrison

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845028457

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Billy Bremner is a football legend. During his years playing for Leeds Utd and Scotland, his passion for the game and his commitment to the cause made him into one of the all-time greats. When Billy Bremner died in 1997 at the age of just 54, Paul Harrison was working with him on a new book telling the story of his life. Now, that unique material from extensive interviews has been brought together in Keep Fighting: The Billy Bremner Story. It covers Bremner's life from his early years in Scotland, his move to Leeds Utd and the glory days of the Don Revie era, his distinguished international career and his later move into football management. In his own words, find out what Billy Bremner thought of life at Leeds Utd, about his exploits for Scotland, his footballing friends and those he clashed with. There are stories of winning the League Championship and the FA Cup with Leeds, playing for Scotland in the World Cup, his controversial ban from international football and the libel action he won against a Sunday newspaper. And there's Bremner's own forthright views about some of the biggest names in football, from Don Revie to Brian Clough and Gary Sprake to Kevin Keegan. Keep Fighting is a unique, no-holds-barred account of the life of Billy Bremner - straight-talker and footballing legend - and is a fitting tribute to one of the all-time greats of the game.
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San Francisco

The Unknown City

Author: Helene Goupil,Josh Krist

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press/Josh Krist

ISBN: 9781551521886

Category: Travel

Page: 298

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Arsenal's Unknown City series of alternative guidebooks designed for tourists and hometowners alike turns its attention to the City by the Bay: San Francisco, where stories of notorious murders, city hall scandals, and untold tales of Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury, and Castro Street share pages with secret dining pleasures, shopping meccas, and nightclub hotspots. From the Summer of Love back in the 1960s to the Winter of Love in 2004, when the mayor of San Francisco made the city the center of the nation's gay marriage debate, San Francisco has consistently been one of America's most colorful and offbeat urban oases. From pot dispensaries in the Lower Haight to the nightspots in the heavily Hispanic Mission district to private karaoke rooms in Japan Town, all of San Francisco's hidden nooks and crannies are exposed. There's info on the Castro district, the heartland of America's gay community; the city's hot restaurant scene, home to arguably the best dining in the nation; tidbits on nearby Napa wineries; multi-level sex clubs; and the alleged whereabouts of active opium dens. There's also the story of the confrontation between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst at the St. Francis Hotel, when Hearst refused Welles' offer of tickets to the premiere of Citizen Kane; the legacy of Alcatraz and legendary prison escape attempts; and notes on San Francisco icons like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Building. Ebullient and chock-a-block with facts and figures, this book raises a glass to life in the City by the Bay. Two-color throughout; includes a BART transportation route map. Helene Goupil and Josh Krist are editor and publisher, respectively, of InsideOut Travel magazine, a bimonthly online travel publication that caters to the traveler/adventurer at heart. Helene, Josh, and InsideOut (www.insideoutmag.com) are based in San Francisco.
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The Soccer Diaries

An American's Thirty-Year Pursuit of the International Game

Author: Michael J. Agovino

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803255667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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Although soccer had long been the world’s game when Michael J. Agovino first encountered it in 1982, here it was just a poor cousin to American football, to be found on obscure UHF channels and in foreign magazines. But as Agovino himself passionately pursued soccer, Americans got wise and turned it into one of the most popular sports in the country. Agovino’s love affair with soccer is a portrait of the game’s culture and an intimate history of the sport’s coming of age in the United States. Agovino’s quest takes him from the unkempt field in the Bronx where he taught himself to play to some of the sport’s most storied venues and historic matches. With Agovino we travel from school fields to Giants Stadium, then from England to Germany, Italy, and Spain, along the way taking in the final days of the North American Soccer League, the 1994 World Cup, and the birth of Major League Soccer. Offering the perspective of fan, player, and journalist, Agovino chronicles his obsession with the sport and its phenomenal evolution.
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