A Game of Two Halves

Football Fandom, Television and Globalisation

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Abstract

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, Sandvoss considers football's relationship with television, its links with transnational capitalism, and the importance of football fandom in forming social and cultural identities around the globe. He presents the phenomenon of football as a reflection postmodern culture and globalization.Through a series of case studies, based in ethnographic audience research, 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.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)9781134378326
ISBN (Print)9780415314848
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Football
Globalization
Capitalism
Ethnographic
Social Identity
Cultural Identity
Citizenship
Political Discourse
Sponsorship
Pleasure
Cultural Globalization
Supporters
Audience Research
Clubs

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Sandvoss, Cornel. / A Game of Two Halves : Football Fandom, Television and Globalisation. London : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2003. 224 p.
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