Learning the game: football fandom culture and the origins of practice

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/249812
Title:
Learning the game: football fandom culture and the origins of practice
Authors:
Dixon, K. (Kevin)
Affiliation:
Teesside University
Citation:
Dixon, K. (2013) 'Learning the game: football fandom culture and the origins of practice', International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 48(3) pp334-348
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
International Review for the Sociology of Sport
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/249812
DOI:
10.1177/1012690212441157
Additional Links:
http://irs.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1012690212441157
Abstract:
Based on the partial results of a doctoral programme this article explores the significance of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of practice for explaining the experiential processes involved in becoming a football fan. Whilst recognizing value in the theoretical construct – habitus, in the sense that football cultures appear to be self perpetuating (in part) based on histories of objective social conditions and accrued experiences; findings indicate that caution must be taken not to overemphasize the structuring power of habitus and the unopposed continuation of tradition at the expense of the reflexive nature and subtle transformation of fandom practice in late modern life.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
culture; football fans; practice origins; reflexivity; Bourdieu
ISSN:
1012-6902; 1461-7218
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1012-6902/ [Accessed 22/10/2012].
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 22/10/2012]

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorDixon, K. (Kevin)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-22T11:57:06Zen
dc.date.available2012-10-22T11:57:06Zen
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Review for the Sociology of Sport, 48 (3): 334-348en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1012-6902en
dc.identifier.issn1461-7218en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1012690212441157en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/249812en
dc.description.abstractBased on the partial results of a doctoral programme this article explores the significance of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of practice for explaining the experiential processes involved in becoming a football fan. Whilst recognizing value in the theoretical construct – habitus, in the sense that football cultures appear to be self perpetuating (in part) based on histories of objective social conditions and accrued experiences; findings indicate that caution must be taken not to overemphasize the structuring power of habitus and the unopposed continuation of tradition at the expense of the reflexive nature and subtle transformation of fandom practice in late modern life.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://irs.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1012690212441157en_GB
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1012-6902/ [Accessed 22/10/2012].en_GB
dc.subjectcultureen_GB
dc.subjectfootball fansen_GB
dc.subjectpractice originsen_GB
dc.subjectreflexivityen_GB
dc.subjectBourdieuen_GB
dc.titleLearning the game: football fandom culture and the origins of practiceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational Review for the Sociology of Sporten_GB
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 22/10/2012]en_GB
or.citation.harvardDixon, K. (2013) 'Learning the game: football fandom culture and the origins of practice', International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 48(3) pp334-348en_GB
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