Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology

Collective Action and Football Fandom

A Relational Sociological Approach

Authors: Cleland, J., Doidge, M., Millward, P., Widdop, P.

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  • Provides much-needed empirical analysis in the field of relational sociology
  • Includes qualitative fieldwork such as interviews and observations
  • Explores digital aspects of football fandom and relational sociology
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About this book

This book draws upon a relational sociological paradigm to explore the processes of collective action in football fandom across Europe and the UK. Through a range of case studies, the authors address pertinent themes in football fandom, including anti-discrimination, ‘home,’ ticketing, name changes, ‘ownership,’ and broader leftist politics. Each of these case studies engages with the theoretical framework of cultural relational sociology, highlighting the different social and cultural changes English and European football has undergone, often over a very short period of time. 

About the authors

Jamie Cleland is Senior Lecturer in Sport and Management at the University of South Australia, Australia. 
Mark Doidge is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Brighton, UK.
Peter Millward is Reader in Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
Paul Widdop is Senior Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University, UK.

Reviews

“This book offers a comprehensive and sophisticated theoretical framework for studies of the culture of football supporters. … this is a theoretically well-grounded study, with interesting and enlightening case studies.” (Arve Hjelseth, idrottsforum.org, November, 2018)​

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Relational Sociology, Collective Action, and Football Fandom

    Cleland, Jamie (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • The Touchstones for Understanding Football Fans’ Collective Actions: A Primer in Cultural Relational Sociology

    Cleland, Jamie (et al.)

    Pages 29-63

  • Friendships, Community Ties, and Non-league Fandom: Opting ‘Out’ from the Commercialization of the Premier League and ‘In’ to Leftist Political Scenes

    Cleland, Jamie (et al.)

    Pages 65-87

  • ‘Bringing City Home’: Coventry City, Sisu Capital, and the Ricoh Arena

    Cleland, Jamie (et al.)

    Pages 89-109

  • Supporters’ Trusts as Collective Action: Swansea City in Focus

    Cleland, Jamie (et al.)

    Pages 111-129

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73141-4
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Hardcover $119.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10322-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collective Action and Football Fandom
Book Subtitle
A Relational Sociological Approach
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73141-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73141-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73140-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10322-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 221
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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