Sport, Spectatorship, and Fandom

Dixon, Kevin (2021) Sport, Spectatorship, and Fandom. In: Oxford Handbook of Sport and Society. Oxford University Press, Oxford. (In Press)

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Abstract

This chapter sets out to review and deliberate upon some of the dominant and reoccurring issues, approaches, and debates within the sociology of sport as they relate to the maintenance and evolution of sport fandom cultures. The treatment encourages readers to visualise all sports fans as both products and constituents of cultures in which consumption is of paramount importance. Much evidence considered demonstrates how fans embody consumption experiences within ‘fan habitus’ and how they use consumption to gage the social capital of others within sport fandom groups. Finally, this chapter addresses the fluidity of sport fandom cultures, the role of prosumption, and the potential implications of technological advancements on fan cultures into the future.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: fandom, consumption, dichotomy, typology, habitus, fluidity, prosumption, technological advancements
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2021 09:52
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 11:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45857

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