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Athletics can be a window to broader cultural issues, but so can the way in which athletic events are transmitted to fans. In this article, the author detects a rising arrogance among sports announcers that relate to American culture in general. Announcers no longer privilege the games they...
This article focuses on the movement of Nordic/Scandinavian players into English professional soccer. The frequency and form of this sport labor migration is mapped out from season 1946/1947. The presence of these migrants in England has increased considerably during the 1990s. Interview and...
In promoting both global consumerism and postcolonial nationalistic patriotism, World Series Cricket requires its audiences to negotiate and rationalize affiliations and allegiances that exist outside national boundaries through the construction of spatial neighborhoods. These alliances,...
One of the sources of sport’s enormous contemporary appeal is that it provides an escape, a brief and often intoxicating respite from the complexities and confusions of everyday life. This is the world the author explores here and does so by drawing from a variety of sources, although most...
The article draws on ethnographic fieldwork done with the Bad Blue Boys (BBB), a group of young, male, Australian/Croatian soccer fans who reside in the western suburbs of Sydney. The group, which uses soccer support to parade a rugged nationalistic identity, is examined as an aggressive...
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