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Foreign Players and Football Supporters: The Old Firm, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain

David Ranc

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719086120
eISBN:
9781781702246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086120.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

‘Mercenaries’, ‘cheats’, ‘destroying the soul of (English) football’, ‘destroying the link between football clubs and their supporters’: foreign football players have been accused of being at the ... More


An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Geoff Pearson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This is an ethnographic account of English football fans who travel home and away with their team, based upon sixteen years’ participant observation. The author identifies a distinct sub-culture of ... More


Introduction

Geoff Pearson

in An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter introduces ‘An ethnography of English football fans’ and the concept of the ‘carnival fan’. It identifies that football crowds are made up of numerous different sub-cultures. It provides ... More


The Football Carnival

Geoff Pearson

in An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates the idea the football fandom is an expression of the carnivalesque and a transgression from everyday norms. It provides a discussion of how the theory of carnival as the ... More


Identity and Expression

Geoff Pearson

in An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at how the carnival fan groups expressed their collective identity at and around matches. It argues that humour, the ‘piss-take’ (Willis 1977) and the desire to witness and re-tell ... More


Fans or Hooligans?

Geoff Pearson

in An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the issue of ‘football hooliganism’ and the differences between carnival fans and hooligans. It problematises the definition of ‘hooligan’, investigating how fans understood ... More


Authority and Social Control

Geoff Pearson

in An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the relationship between the carnival fan groups and those responsible for crowd management, control and safety. It looks at how fans viewed the police service and how certain ... More


Alcohol and the Effectiveness of Alcohol Controls

Geoff Pearson

in An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter identities the central importance of alcohol (usually beer) consumption to the carnival fan groups. It considers drug use but does not consider this to be a key driving force for ... More


Attitudes to Gender, Sexuality, Race and Disability

Geoff Pearson

in An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The chapter considers equality and discrimination in carnival fan culture. It notes that carnival fan groups are dominated by able-bodied white males and that ‘traditional’ masculine attitudes ... More


The Impact of Technology

Geoff Pearson

in An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at how match-going football fandom has changed since the mid-1990s with new technology. It focuses on the use of mobile and camera phones, internet forums and message-boards, ... More


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