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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


Opper’s Happy and the First Dean of American Cartooning: The Reputed First Definitive Comic Strip

Robert C. Harvey

in Insider Histories of Cartooning: Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461428
eISBN:
9781626740778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461428.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter talks about Frederick Burr Opper—the first cartoonist to draw a comic strip in its definitive form, and his long-lived Sunday comic strip Happy Hooligan. Opper was the only one in his ... 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


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


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