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Ultras: The Passion and Performance of Contemporary Football Fandom

Mark Doidge, Radoslaw Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526127624
eISBN:
9781526152121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127631
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Since their emergence in Italy in 1968, ultras have become the most dominant style of football fandom in the world. Since its inception, the ultras style has spread from Southern Europe across North ... More


More Than Meets the Eye: Special Effects and the Fantastic Transmedia Franchise

Bob Rehak

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479813155
eISBN:
9781479897070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479813155.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Today’s franchises of fantastic media depend on visual effects for their existence, not just in their local textual homes (a feature film, a TV episode, a videogame) but across multiple screens and ... More


Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Sabrina Qiong Yu and Guy Austin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404310
eISBN:
9781474434850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This collection revisits star studies with themes and methods from the latest international research into stardom and fandom across the globe. It challenges the Hollywood-centrism in star studies by ... More


Fans, Fidelity, and the Grammar of Value

Liam Burke

in The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Comic book fandom has long been a participatory culture. As comic book characters made the transition to film, the fans, eschewing media boundaries, began effectively applying their collaborative ... More


The Transplanted Superhero: The Phantom Franchise and Australian Popular Culture

Kevin Patrick

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Phantom (1996) was a feature-film adaptation of the American comic strip character today regarded as a forerunner of the superhero. However, The Phantom film was an American box-office failure ... 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


Playing to the Crowd: Musicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection

Nancy K. Baym

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479896165
eISBN:
9781479815357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896165.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In Playing to the Crowd, Nancy K. Baym examines the shift toward more personal connections with audiences, offering an entirely new approach to media cultures and industries as she does. The book ... More


Soul in Seoul: African American Popular Music and K-pop

Crystal S. Anderson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830098
eISBN:
9781496830142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830098.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Soul in Seoul: African American Popular Music and K-pop examines how K-pop cites musical and performative elements of Black popular music culture as well as the ways that fans outside of Korea ... More


Gender and the Superhero Narrative

Michael Goodrum, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818805
eISBN:
9781496818843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818805.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book sits at an intersection between academic and public discourse. It seeks to advance the debate around gender and representation in superhero narratives by connecting with existing ... More


Introduction

Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

in Ultras: The Passion and Performance of Contemporary Football Fandom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526127624
eISBN:
9781526152121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127631.00004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Football fandom is an important area of research that covers a wide range of activities, people and places around the world. This chapter introduces the ultras style of fandom and situates it within ... More


The ultras’ performance

Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

in Ultras: The Passion and Performance of Contemporary Football Fandom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526127624
eISBN:
9781526152121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127631.00005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Football fandom is a regular, ritualistic performance that takes place every weekend over the course of a season. These performances are recounted in conversation, social media and traditional media ... More


It’s only a game? Centralising emotions in football fandom

Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

in Ultras: The Passion and Performance of Contemporary Football Fandom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526127624
eISBN:
9781526152121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127631.00006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Football is an emotional game. Emotions are not restricted to the agony and ecstasy of victory or defeat, but the warmth of friendships and relationships built through engaging with other fans and ... More


The formation of the ultras

Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

in Ultras: The Passion and Performance of Contemporary Football Fandom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526127624
eISBN:
9781526152121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127631.00007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The ultras style of football fandom emerged in 1960s Italy and has spread across Europe and the Mediterranean, to North America and Asia. This is not a history of the ultras, but an analysis of the ... More


Ultras and the performance of gender

Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

in Ultras: The Passion and Performance of Contemporary Football Fandom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526127624
eISBN:
9781526152121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127631.00009
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Football fandom has historically been dominated by men. The ultras style, in particular, becomes a site of hegemonic masculinity where participants perform their understandings of gender. Many ... More


The Secret Feminist Cabal: SF’s Sexual Politics and the Khatru Symposium

Gwyneth Jones

in Joanna Russ

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042638
eISBN:
9780252051487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042638.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

“The Secret Feminist Cabal” examines the community in which Joanna was “first among equals” and her importance to feminist fandom, before focusing on the remarkable “Khatru symposium on women in ... More


“It’s All About Popular”: Wicked Divas and Internet Girl Fans

Stacy Wolf

in Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter uses an ethnographically-based method and introduces the voices of girl fans to the mix as a reminder that audiences of musicals matter above all. This chapter analyzes the girls’ ... More


A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy: The Construction of Authorship in Transmedia Franchises

Anastasia Salter and Mel Stanfill

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830463
eISBN:
9781496830517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830463.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The past decade or so of media promotion has seen a recurring trope of Fanboy to the Rescue—have no fear, it says, this revered franchise is being taken over by a writer, director, or producer who is ... More


Leaving these Misty Isles

Julia Round

in Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers the comic’s demise and Misty’s dwindling appearances in Tammy, looking closely at the material produced after Misty’soriginal run ended and the memories of its readers. It ... More


Live Long and Prosper: Rebooting Star Trek and Reimagining Fandom

Erin Hanna

in Film Reboots

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474451369
eISBN:
9781474490641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451369.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks to Star Trek, a reboot that employed a time travel narrative to simultaneously cast the Star Trek universe as a new continuity and strategically recast iconic characters in a ... More


Anticipating the Reboot: Teasing Top Gun 2

Paul Grainge

in Film Reboots

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474451369
eISBN:
9781474490641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451369.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter interrogates the ways in which Top Gun’s status as filmic reference point for Hollywood ‘high concept’ of the 1980s has informed speculation around its new millennial reboot, Top Gun: ... More


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