A ‘third way’ for football fandom research: Anthony Giddens and Structuration Theory

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/249817
Title:
A ‘third way’ for football fandom research: Anthony Giddens and Structuration Theory
Authors:
Dixon, K. (Kevin)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. School of Social Sciences and Law.
Citation:
Dixon, K. (2011) A ‘Third Way’ for football fandom research: Anthony Giddens and Structuration Theory, Soccer & Society, 12 (2), pp.279-298.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Soccer & Society
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/249817
DOI:
10.1080/14660970.2011.548363
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14660970.2011.548363
Abstract:
While football fans actively discuss all of the ‘big players’ within their practice, the same can not be said for sociologists of sport. Anthony Giddens is a world renowned intellectual and author of some of the most predominant sociological texts of the last millennium . He is the most frequently cited contemporary sociologist spanning all aspects of the social sciences and yet his work is seldom referred to or used within the sociology of sport . In response to this and in reaction to calls from authors such as Williams to re-think football fandom, this paper aims to explore the potential of Giddens ‘Structuration Theory’ (ST) for moving the sociology of sport closer towards meeting this end. The paper draws on in-depth qualitative interviews with thirty football fans. The findings of these and their implications are discussed in relation to the ‘everyday’ processes of fandom.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
football fans; sociology; sport; fandom
ISSN:
1466-0970; 1743-9590
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/0261-4367/ [Accessed 22/10/2012].
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 22/10/2012]

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dc.contributor.authorDixon, K. (Kevin)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-22T15:38:55Zen
dc.date.available2012-10-22T15:38:55Zen
dc.date.issued2011-03en
dc.identifier.citationSoccer & Society; 12 (2):279-298en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1466-0970en
dc.identifier.issn1743-9590en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14660970.2011.548363en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/249817en
dc.description.abstractWhile football fans actively discuss all of the ‘big players’ within their practice, the same can not be said for sociologists of sport. Anthony Giddens is a world renowned intellectual and author of some of the most predominant sociological texts of the last millennium . He is the most frequently cited contemporary sociologist spanning all aspects of the social sciences and yet his work is seldom referred to or used within the sociology of sport . In response to this and in reaction to calls from authors such as Williams to re-think football fandom, this paper aims to explore the potential of Giddens ‘Structuration Theory’ (ST) for moving the sociology of sport closer towards meeting this end. The paper draws on in-depth qualitative interviews with thirty football fans. The findings of these and their implications are discussed in relation to the ‘everyday’ processes of fandom.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14660970.2011.548363en_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/0261-4367/ [Accessed 22/10/2012].en_GB
dc.subjectfootball fansen_GB
dc.subjectsociologyen_GB
dc.subjectsporten_GB
dc.subjectfandomen_GB
dc.titleA ‘third way’ for football fandom research: Anthony Giddens and Structuration Theoryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. School of Social Sciences and Law.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalSoccer & Societyen_GB
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 22/10/2012]en_GB
or.citation.harvardDixon, K. (2011) A ‘Third Way’ for football fandom research: Anthony Giddens and Structuration Theory, Soccer & Society, 12 (2), pp.279-298.en_GB
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