Is St George enough? Considering the importance of displaying local identity while supporting the England national soccer team

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94488
Title:
Is St George enough? Considering the importance of displaying local identity while supporting the England national soccer team
Authors:
Gibbons, T. (Tom); Lusted, J. (Jim)
Citation:
Gibbons T. and Lusted, J. (2007) 'Is St George enough? Considering the importance of displaying local identity while supporting the England national soccer team', Annals of Leisure Research, 10 (3/4), pp.291-309.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Annals of Leisure Research
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94488
Additional Links:
http://www.anzals.org.au/journal/annals-of-leisure-research-abstracts/volume-10-2007/
Abstract:
Anthony King (2006) suggests that soccer provides an increasingly important arena to express an emergent English (over British) national identity. This paper uses data from pub-based participant observation and an online survey conducted during the 2006 World Cup Finals to explore the complexities of contemporary English identities among ‘everyday’ soccer fans. We discuss the relevance of local identities by focusing on contemporary displays of support for the England team, particularly by supporters of clubs situated below the English Premier League that have been neglected in previous studies. We make reference to the ways in which local identities have often become interchangeable with the English nation, before suggesting that the nation can empower local identities when on an international stage. As such we regard support for the English national team as a site for expressing both national and local layers of identity that are informed in different ways by processes of globalisation.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
soccer; identity; English; national; football
ISSN:
1174-5398
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 27/10/2011]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 18/03/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGibbons, T. (Tom)en
dc.contributor.authorLusted, J. (Jim)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-18T12:35:17Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-18T12:35:17Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationAnnals of Leisure Research; 10 (3/4): 291-309en
dc.identifier.issn1174-5398-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/94488-
dc.description.abstractAnthony King (2006) suggests that soccer provides an increasingly important arena to express an emergent English (over British) national identity. This paper uses data from pub-based participant observation and an online survey conducted during the 2006 World Cup Finals to explore the complexities of contemporary English identities among ‘everyday’ soccer fans. We discuss the relevance of local identities by focusing on contemporary displays of support for the England team, particularly by supporters of clubs situated below the English Premier League that have been neglected in previous studies. We make reference to the ways in which local identities have often become interchangeable with the English nation, before suggesting that the nation can empower local identities when on an international stage. As such we regard support for the English national team as a site for expressing both national and local layers of identity that are informed in different ways by processes of globalisation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.anzals.org.au/journal/annals-of-leisure-research-abstracts/volume-10-2007/en
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 27/10/2011]en
dc.subjectsocceren
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.subjectEnglishen
dc.subjectnationalen
dc.subjectfootballen
dc.titleIs St George enough? Considering the importance of displaying local identity while supporting the England national soccer teamen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAnnals of Leisure Researchen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 18/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardGibbons T. and Lusted, J. (2007) 'Is St George enough? Considering the importance of displaying local identity while supporting the England national soccer team', Annals of Leisure Research, 10 (3/4), pp.291-309.-
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