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Urban transformation in football: from Manchester United as a ‘global leisure brand’ to FC United as a ‘community club’

George Poulton

in Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100733
eISBN:
9781526132376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100733.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter analyses urban economic transformation through fieldwork among a group of football fans, who in 2005 formed a breakaway club ‘FC United of Manchester’ in response to a transnational ... More


The Emergence of Footballing Cultures: Manchester, 1840-1919

Gary James

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526114471
eISBN:
9781526146762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526114495
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book provides a distinctive and original contribution to the historiography of sport, adding considerably to our understanding of the origins of soccer within the Manchester region. It is the ... More


Identity

Gary James

in The Emergence of Footballing Cultures: Manchester, 1840-1919

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526114471
eISBN:
9781526146762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526114495.00016
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores the first defining moment in Mancunian football, the 1904 FA Cup success, and its impact on the city’s footballing culture, considering how Manchester’s footballing identity ... More


A strained relationship

Gary James

in The Emergence of Footballing Cultures: Manchester, 1840-1919

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526114471
eISBN:
9781526146762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526114495.00018
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter considers the 1915 match-fixing scandal between Manchester United and Liverpool and its impact on the perception of the game and its leading players. It considers the long-range impact ... 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


Introduction

Gary James

in The Emergence of Footballing Cultures: Manchester, 1840-1919

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526114471
eISBN:
9781526146762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526114495.00008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This introductory chapter discusses the debates existing within the academic community on football’s origins, class issues and the role of football within a developing city such as Manchester. ... More


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