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The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Erin C. Tarver

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Why does sports fandom matter so much to fans, who often don’t play the games they watch at all? This book philosophically investigates sports fandom, spanning the fields of feminist philosophy, ... More


Who Is a Fan?

Erin C. Tarver

in The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter conducts an historical investigation into the development of “sports fan” as a concept and argues (contrary to a popular social scientific model) for a broad theoretical understanding of ... More


Introduction Sports Fandom and Identity

Erin C. Tarver

in The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this Introduction, the author reflects on her own initiation as a sports fan, and the centrality of fan sports fan practices in her southern American hometown to introduce the primary question of ... More


Sports Fandom as Practice of Subjectivization

Erin C. Tarver

in The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although social science literature on sports fandom reduces its appeal to “basking in reflected glory” (BIRGing) and the euphoria of the stadium, this chapter focuses on the everyday practices of ... More


Putting the “We” in “We’re Number One”: Mascots, Team, and Community Identity

Erin C. Tarver

in The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Partisan sports fans use their fandom to cultivate and reproduce their own identities as members of a larger, socially significant community—as an “I” who is part of a specific “we.” Yet, the “we” of ... More


From Mascot to Danger

Erin C. Tarver

in The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Sports fans love to hate. This chapter examines the distinctions between fans’ moral judgment, hate, and ressentiment, and their contemporary practices of rejection of individual players. It argues ... More


Women on the Margins of Sports Fandom

Erin C. Tarver

in The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter turns to sports fan practices that decenter masculinity to argue that sports fandom need not always reinforce existing social hierarchies. Women’s fan practices—both as fans of ... More


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