The football fan and the pub: An enduring relationship

Dixon, Kevin (2014) The football fan and the pub: An enduring relationship. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 49 (3-4). pp. 382-399. ISSN 1012-6902

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Abstract

This paper draws on qualitative interviews with a sample of English football fans to explore their relationship with one enduring site for fandom practice, the pub. In doing so, the work discusses the significance of structuration processes as a means of explaining the transcendent nature of this relationship across time and space. The findings complement existing ethnographic observations to illustrate that a progressive and multifaceted relationship exists between the institution (the pub) and its customers (football fans), based on historical reference to fan culture, emotive connection to the pub as a football space, associated sociability and the perception of cultural stability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compulsion of proximity, fandom culture, football, live spectatorship, the pub
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 10:21
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2020 10:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43467

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