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- DescriptionConsuming Football in Late Modern Life explores the phemen of football (soccer) fandom as consumption in the age of late modernity. By centralising fandom within the sociology of consumption, the book examines how this phemen equates to a fluid series of consumption activities that are practiced in the course of everyday life. In turn, the work departs from much of the existing literature that features exceptional properties of fanatical fans, in order to emphasise the position that seemingly trivial acts of consumption can have a profound influence on the construction, maintenance and evolution of football fandom cultures. Containing up to date research findings derived from a programme of interviews with a sample of football fans, Kevin Dixon examines the social, emotional, ecomic and techlogical implications of consumption as fans participate in and respond to the demands of consumer life.
- Author BiographyKevin Dixon is Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies, Teesside University, UK.
- Author(s)Kevin Dixon
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication26/07/2013
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight450 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine11 mm
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