Football Fans, Activism and Social Change

Football Fans, Activism and Social Change

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This book explores the activism of football fans and its impact on contemporary football culture in England, Italy, and the Czech Republic. It focuses on three main themes: the reaction of fans to security measures, the critical engagement of fans with socio-cultural aspects of football games and activism related to football governance. The book will have theoretical implications, not only for studies of football or sport but also for understanding the impact of social movements and activism more broadly in other social spheres. In this regard, it will provide a theoretical perspective on understanding issues of sport consumerism, urban planning, environmental issues, and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138911879
  • 9781138911871

About Dino Numerato

Dino Numerato is Assistant Professor and Head of Department of Sociology at the Institute of Sociological Studies at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He was previously a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK and a Research Fellow at Bocconi University, Italy. He has also acted as a Guest Lecturer at Masaryk University, Czech Republic, and as Visiting Professor in Sociology of Sport at the University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic. His principal research interests are football fandom, social theory, sport governance, and sport policy, mass media and sport, corruption, and match-fixing, but he has also undertaken substantial research in the field of health, particularly with regard to the sociology of health care professions, health policy, epidemiology, and health economics. His work has been published in Sociology, Journal of Sport & Social Issues, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sport in Society, International Journal of Sport Policy, International Journal of Sport Communication, Sociology of Health and Illness, or Health Policyshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Reflexivity and Social Change: The theoretical framework 3. Fan Engagement in National and European Contexts 4. Fans' Discontent with Security Measures 5. Fans Struggle over Socio-cultural Aspects of the Game: Identities, symbols and rituals 6. Football Governance Culture Contested and Transformed 7. Conclusionsshow more