The Geezers' Guide to Football

A Lifetime of Lads and Lager

Author: Dougie Brimson

Publisher: Mainstream

ISBN: 9781840181142

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 1568

Football isn't all about players, tactics or even satellite telly. It's about a culture. A culture born out of the obsession, fanaticism and humour that is football fandom. The ultimate product of that culture is the Geezer. The sexist, elitist and abusive yob who, clad in his designer clothes, follows his chosen team week in, week out. Every club has them in their hundreds, but who or what are they? And just why do they do what they do?

Football: From England to the World

Author: Dolores Martinez,Projit B. Mukharji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317967852

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 156

View: 7847

This book is a fascinating journey through a series of scholarly articles. The journey begins by tracing one of the most significant stories in the popularization of Association Football. In the next leg of the journey it charts the diverse and changing face of the modern British game. It then moves on to the global spread of the game from England and its domestication and appropriation in its new homes across the planet. It also investigates the exchanges which are increasingly taking place between these new homes of football. In the concluding pieces football’s global experience is compared with the attempts at globalizing baseball and drawing out the larger patterns that inform football’s global experience. This book was published as a special issue in Soccer and Society.

Sport, Beer, and Gender

Promotional Culture and Contemporary Social Life

Author: Lawrence A. Wenner,Steven J. Jackson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433100765

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

View: 3878

contemporary gendered identity." --Book Jacket.

Sports Events, Society and Culture

Author: Katherine Dashper,Thomas Fletcher,Nicola Mccullough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134053274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 1172

This innovative and timely volume moves beyond existing operational and pragmatic approaches to events studies by exploring sports events as social, cultural, political and mediatised phenomena. As the study of this area is developing there is now a need for critical and theoretically informed debate regarding conceptualisation, significance and roles. This edited collection explores the core themes of consumption, media technologies, representation, identities and culture to offer new insight into how sports events contribute to generation of individual and shared meaning over personal, community and national identities as well as the associated issues of conflict, resistance and power. Chapters promote a critical (re)evaluation of emerging empirical research from a diverse range of sports events and locations from the international to local level. A multi-disciplinary approach is taken with contributions from areas including sports studies, media studies, sociology, cultural studies, communications, politics, tourism and gender studies. Written by leading academics in the area, this thorough exploration of the contested relationship between sports events, society and culture will be of interest to students, academics and researchers in Events, Sport, Tourism and Sociology.

Football Fans Around the World

From Supporters to Fanatics

Author: Sean Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317997867

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

View: 8053

This volume investigates the way in which football supporters around the world express themselves as followers of teams, whether they be professional, amateur or national. The diverse geographical and cultural array of contributions to this volume highlights not only the variety of how fans express themselves, but their commonalities as well. The collection brings together scholars of North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa to present a global picture of fan culture. The collection shows that while every group of fans around the world has its own characteristics, the role of a football fan is laced with commonalities, irrespective of geography or culture. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

Tribal Play

Subcultural Journeys Through Sport

Author: Kevin Young

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0762312939

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

View: 2807

Traceable as far back as the work of the path-breaking Chicago School of Sociology in the 1920s and 1930s, subculture and counterculture have long been conceptual staples of the discipline. Implemented originally to designate and describe smaller, often deviant or delinquent, groups within larger social communities, the terms gained pace in their use in mid-twentieth century criminological research, and especially with the development of Cultural Studies in the United Kingdom in the 1970s, where they became widely used to describe processes of social class-based opposition, resistance and protest. More recently, sociologists have moved beyond a strict conformity-resistance model in accounting for the behaviour of sub-communities that coalesce around particular values, behaviours, or preferences.Indeed, contemporary sociological research has raised the possibility that the term subculture in particular may have entirely outgrown its usefulness. While the term counterculture has also languished, there is no doubt that the sorts of social groups to which these terms have historically referred are more extensive and colourful than ever. Certainly this is the case in sport. Put simply, all societies are replete with their own versions of Tribal Play which encompass and represent wider social patterns, processes, and struggles.This volume is a collection of 16 readings on aspects of sub-community life in sport that showcases the breadth and depth of sport subcultural research by a group of international scholars representing varied theoretical and methodological orientations. Some of the sport communities examined include soccer hooligans, endurance athletes, disabled athletes, environmentally conscious surfers, and X-Games participants.This fourth volume in th

Issues and Values in Sport and Leisure Cultures

Author: Marc Keech,Graham McFee

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 9781841260556

Category: Philosophy

Page: 285

View: 8404

This collection of essays explores a number of issues, primarily concernedith value, which might arise from the study and practice of sport. Althoughredominantly sociological, the text emphasizes the diversity possible withinoth approaches or methodologies and topics within legitimate studies ofport: thus, some chapters should be seen as philosophy, others as politics,et others as policy studies.;There is a context set throughout by the claimsnd activities of the Olympic movement, which often provide key examples. Theopics considered include: sport and nationalism; anti-doping policy andlympianism; the context of sports policy in the UK and in Germany; andmateurism and professional sport.


thirty years of hurt

Author: Martin Knight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783980906401


Page: 230

View: 4626


you have just met the I.C.F. (West Ham United) ; [die Geschichte der West Ham Intercity Firm]

Author: Cass Pennant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783980906425


Page: 318

View: 5129

The Men In Black

Manchester Uniteds Hooligans

Author: Tony O'Neill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783980906494


Page: 263

View: 2303

The Football Factory


Author: John King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641046637

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6105

Brutal, kontrovers, gefährlich Für Tom besteht eine typische Woche im Wesentlichen darin, sich fünf Tage lang auf Samstag zu freuen. Denn Samstag ist Fußball, und dann kann er sich wieder mit den anderen Chelsea-Hooligans volllaufen lassen, mit Koks aufputschen und verfeindeten Gangs die Scheiße aus den Schädeln prügeln. Den Sonntag brauchen er und seine Kumpels dann zur Erholung. Ihr Leben pendelt zwischen Bürgerlichkeit und Loyalität zur Clique, auch wenn es sie das Leben kostet. Mit einem exklusiven Vorwort von Philipp Köster (11 FREUNDE).


Bekenntnisse eines Kategorie-C-Hooligans

Author: Andy Nicholls

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783981264913


Page: 413

View: 4705

Geil auf Gewalt

unter Hooligans

Author: Bill Buford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442156283


Page: 359

View: 3575

The Acid House

Author: Irvine Welsh

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462305069

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

View: 2076

Irvine Welsh – die Backlist in neuer Gestaltung Nach "Trainspotting" wird jetzt ein weiteres Werk von Irvine Welsh verfilmt: Ab April 1999 im Kino: "The Acid House" Irvine Welsh, erst jüngst wieder vom Time-Magazin zum “Captain der Britischen Coolness” gekürt, erzählt in seiner Storysammlung “The Acid House” mit bitterbösem Humor von den Abgründen und Sehnsüchten der Johnnys und Marys unserer Tage – auch wenn es in seinen Geschichten nicht immer mit rechten Dingen zuzugehen scheint: Als der 23jährige Boab an ein und demselben Tag aus seiner Fußballmannschaft und aus dem Elternhaus geschmissen wird, dann auch noch Freundin und Job verliert, trifft er Gott auf der Straße. Von Boab zur Rede gestellt, antwortet der “alte Knacker”, er sei nicht tot, wie Nietzsche meinte, aber eben ein genauso fauler Hund wie Boab, er habe einfach keinen Bock, sich um die bekloppten Menschen zu kümmern. Boab muß sich selber helfen... Surreal, spacig und ganz schön abgedreht – wie die Stories in Robert Altmans “Shortcuts” oder in Tom Twykers “Lola rennt” entwerfen die von der Kritik hymnisch gefeierten Geschichten in "The Acid House" ein Kaleidoskop des menschlichen Lebens ganz eigener Art.Verfilmt von Paul McGuigan. Soundtrack: Oasis, The Verve, Chemical Brothers u.a.

Pigeon English

Author: Stephen Kelman

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827074347

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 3349

Stephen Kelmans furioser Debütroman beginnt, wo Politik und Medien die Worte versagen. Er erzählt von Menschen, die sich von der Gesellschaft im Stich gelassen fühlen und dies nicht länger hinnehmen wollen. Auch Harry Opoku ist einer von denen im Abseits. Wenn Harry mit seiner Taube spricht, wenn er der Schnellste seiner Klasse ist und immer neue Farben im Haribo-Sortiment entdeckt, dann scheint alles ganz harmlos. Dann wird ein Nachbarsjunge auf offener Straße erstochen, und keinen kümmert's. Harry aber beginnt seine abstrusen Ermittlungen. Eine Geschichte voll unschuldiger Erfahrung, die der rauen Realität alles entgegenhält. »Pigeon English ist ein durch und durch aufklärerisches Buch - ohne zu moralisieren. Es geht einem zu Herzen - ohne sich in Kitsch und Pathos zu verlieren. Es hilft zu verstehen, wo die meisten Debatten kläglich versagen. Nicht zuletzt aber und vor allem ist dies ein wunderbarer Roman.« NZZ

Leon - Familie & Freunde

Author: Kay Plunkett-Hogge,Georgia Glynn Smith,John Vincent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832194727


Page: 302

View: 8834

Wispernde Schatten

Author: Daniel Blythe

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 3646924217

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5136

Jede Nacht derselbe Albtraum. Seit Miranda mit ihrer Mutter und ihrem kleinen Bruder nach Firecroft Bay gezogen ist, hat sie keine ruhige Nacht mehr. Und den ganzen Tag fühlt sie sich von Schatten verfolgt. Als es im Bus dann auch noch schneit und an der Schule die PCs explodieren, ist sich Miranda sicher: Irgendetwas geht hier vor - etwas Düsteres, Geheimnisvolles. Doch Josh und seine Freunde glauben, sie könnten es aufhalten. Und sie behaupten, Miranda habe besondere Fähigkeiten, die ihnen dabei helfen ...