Football and Popular Culture: Singing Out from the Stands (Hardcover)

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Football and Popular Culture: Singing Out from the Stands (Hardcover)

By Stephen R. Millar (Editor), Martin J. Power (Editor), Paul Widdop (Editor)

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Football is ubiquitous and a permanent fixture of modern life. More than a sport, it frequently manifests in broader popular culture. This book examines the significance of football for, and in, popular culture across a wide range of forms, including music, film, and social media.

Football and Popular Culture plots a new path in Football Studies, drawing on original research in countries including England, Brazil, Germany, Canada, and Yugoslavia. The book includes both historical and contemporary perspectives, exploring some of the most important themes in the study of sport and culture, including identity, nationalism, fandom, and protest. It presents diverse case studies ranging from sonic violence among Brazilian torcidas organizadas to fanled commemoration of the Munich air disaster, which together help us to better understand the intersection of sport, society, and popular culture.

This is fascinating reading for any student or researcher working in sport studies, cultural studies, media studies, sociology, or contemporary history.

Stephen R. Millar is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Ethnomusicology at Cardiff University, UK.Martin J. Power is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland.Paul Widdop is Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management, Leeds Beckett University, UK.Daniel Parnell is Senior Lecturer in Sport Business at the University of Liverpool, UK.James Carr is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367433505
ISBN-10: 0367433508
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 18th, 2021
Pages: 194
Language: English