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Theorising the Contemporary Sports Supporter

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ISBN-10: 3838359763

ISBN-13: 9783838359762

Edition: N/A

Authors: Garry Crawford

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This book provides insights into the contemporary nature of sport fan culture, as well as process of cultural globalisation and commodification. Through a detailed ethnographic analysis of the supporters of the British ice hockey team, The Manchester Storm, this research reflects upon the meaning and changing nature of sport, and associated fan practices and cultures. Still relatively little research has been conducted on the ordinary and everyday practices of sports supporters and, particularly in the UK, very little is known about the followers of sports other than association football. The Manchester Storm, a team which attracted, for a short period of time in the mid to late 1990s, a…    
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List price: $99.00
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Garry Crawford is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology (of Popular Culture) at the University of Salford. His teaching and research primarily focus upon audiences, fan cultures and the everyday uses of media technologies. He is the author of Consuming Sport (Routledge 2004), and the co-author of the second edition of Introducing Cultural Studies (2008, with B. Longhurst, G. Smith, G. Bagnall, and M. Osborn) and the Dictionary of Leisure Studies (forthcoming 2009, with T. Blackshaw).  He is the review editor for the Sage/British Sociological Association (BSA) journal Cultural Sociology, an editorial board member of Sociological Review Online.Victoria K. Gosling is a Lecturer in…