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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


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 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


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


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