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Football Research in an Enlarged Europe

Fictional Representations of English Football and Fan Cultures

Slum Sport, Slum People?

Authors: Piskurek, Cyprian

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  • Analyses how the interplay of various developments (Taylor Report, Hillsborough, Premier League, Italia '90, neoliberal reforms) helped to change the game of football so decisively
    Brings together an analysis of football history, writing and film
    Explores the ways in which these changes have affected fans' attitudes towards and involvement in the practice of watching football

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This book explores how recent football fiction has negotiated the decisive political developments in English football after the 1989/90 publication of the 'Taylor Report'. 

A direct response to the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster and growing concerns of hooliganism, the 'Taylor Report' suggested a number of measures for stricter regulation of fan crowds. In consequence, stadiums in the top divisions were turned into all-seated venues and were put under CCTV surveillance. The implementation of these measures reduced violent incidents drastically, but it also led to an unparalleled increase in ticket prices, which in turn significantly altered the demographics of the crowd. This development, which also enabled football's entry into other mainstream cultural forms, changed the game decisively.

Piskurek traces patterns across prose and film to detect how these fictions have responded to the changed circumstances of post-Taylor football. Lending a cultural lens to these political changes, this book is pioneering in its analysis of football fiction as a whole, offering a fresh perspective to a range of scholars and students interested in cultural studies, sociology, leisure and politics. 

About the authors

Cyprian Piskurek is Lecturer in British Cultural Studies at TU Dortmund University, Germany.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fictional Representations of English Football and Fan Cultures
Book Subtitle
Slum Sport, Slum People?
Authors
Series Title
Football Research in an Enlarged Europe
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76762-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76762-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76761-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09576-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 274
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