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Football Research in an Enlarged Europe

Supporter Ownership in English Football

Class, Culture and Politics

Authors: Porter, Chris

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  • Explores responses within football fandom in England to recent developments that have significantly transformed the gamePositions the culture of football fandom within the complex political and social class dynamics of contemporary societyProvides a history of the development of football in England, with a prime focus on transformations associated with globalisation and commodification 

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About this book

This book presents a fresh perspective on football fandom in England, going beyond existing debates surrounding the structural transformations English football has seen in recent decades, to consider the contested cultural ground upon which football fandom exists.

Supporter Ownership in English Football connects cultural conflict experienced across society associated with negotiating structural changes such as globalisation, commodification and social exclusion, with supporter ownership in football – which is in itself an expression and reflection of broader social and political shifts in class-consciousness. Discourses of identity, authenticity, loyalty, ownership and above all, the possibilities and limitations for ordinary people to influence change, play a decisive role in how fans come to decide whether they could, or should, have a meaningful say in the future of their club and the game itself. While celebrating the achievements, progress and potential of the supporter ownership movement, the book is also careful to take account of the various setbacks, contradictions and limiting tendencies that continue to shape its developmental trajectory.

Porter’s relation of football supporter ownership to the political and social class dynamics of contemporary society will be of interest to scholars of sport studies, sociology, cultural studies and politics, and those interested in social movements, consumerism, identity, authenticity and community.


 

About the authors

Chris Porter is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.


Reviews

“This is both an excellent account of the cultural and economic context in which fan ownership has emerged and a superb selection of case studies of fan owners in action. The book’s reflections on the movement’s strength and weaknesses are clear eyed, making it both a primer and a guide to the future.” (David Goldblatt, Writer and Broadcaster, Author of The Ball is Round and Football is First)  

“Porter offers a well-informed, innovative account of counter-veiling ownership models that football supporters, motivated by different political cultures, have developed in critical response to the dominant yet fragile hegemony of neoliberal ideas and practices currently transforming English football. Highly recommended reading.” (Peter Kennedy, Perth College UHI, UK)

 

 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 67,82 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05438-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05437-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Supporter Ownership in English Football
Book Subtitle
Class, Culture and Politics
Authors
Series Title
Football Research in an Enlarged Europe
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05438-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05438-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05437-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 313
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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