Reading Carlos Tevez: football, geography, and contested identities in Manchester

Nicholas Wise, John Harris

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    Abstract

    Carlos Tevez is an Argentinean football player who plays for Manchester City in the English Premier League. Having previously played for City's fierce local rivals, Manchester United, he has forged an interesting identity in the city. This study analyzes the various meanings allotted to him, with emphasis on his presence surrounding the construction of alternative (re)presentations of Argentina in the local (Manchester) and national (England) media. A host of newspaper articles surrounding his transfer to Manchester City and the first derby match of the season was used as the base for this study. The conceptual approach incorporates imaginative geographies of sport, relating to how individuals create contested identities of place.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)322-335
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Journal of Sport Communication
    Volume3
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

    Keywords

    • Carlos Tevez
    • football
    • Argentina

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