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A Game of Two Halves

Football Fandom, Television and Globalisation

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A Game of Two Halves by Cornel Sandvoss
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Professional football is one of the most popular television 'genres' worldwide, attracting the support of millions of fans, and the sponsorship of powerful companies. In A Game of Two Halves, Cornel Sandvoss considers relationship with television, its links with transnational capitalism, and the importance of football fandom in forming social and cultural identities around the globe, to present the phenomenon of football as a reflection postmodern culture and globalization.Through a series of case studies, based in ethnographic audience research, Cornel Sandvoss explores the motivations and pleasures of football fans, the intense bond formed between supporters and their clubs, the implications of football consumption on political discourse and citizenship, football as a factor of cultural globalisation, and the pivotal role of football and television in a postmodern cultural order
Release date NZ
September 18th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
224
Series
Dimensions
156x234x25
ISBN-13
9780415314848
Product ID
1682287

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