Football fandom and Disneyisation in late-modern life

Dixon, Kevin (2014) Football fandom and Disneyisation in late-modern life. Leisure Studies, 33 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 0261-4367

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In 1999, Alan Bryman coined the term Disneyisation to make the case that more and more sectors of social and cultural life are coming to take on the manifestations of a commercial-style theme park. Using the principle theoretical components outlined by Bryman (theming; hybrid consumption; emotional performative labour; merchandising) and taking into consideration the views of 56 English football fans, this article considers how those Disneyised processes are received, interpreted, integrated and endured in practice. Combining theory with rigorous empiricism, implications for theorists and leisure providers are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Commercialism, Football Fandom, Disneyization, Disneyfication, Consumer Practice, Late Modernity
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
L300 Sociology
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 10:00
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 11:21

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