Book abstract: Football fans are often portrayed as enthusiastic, loyal, critical and sometimes violent. But what is it about football that appeals to them? How do the media – newspaper, radio, TV, blogs and web forums – accommodate the needs of fans, and what connections – if any – is there between the imagined community of football fans and the broader society? These are the questions explored by 20 well-known and merited researchers from 8 countries in this anthology about the mediation of football fandom.
|Title of host publication||We Love to Hate Each Other: Mediated Football Fan Culture|
|Editors||R. Krøvel, T. Roksvold|
|Place of Publication||Gothenburg|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- football supporters
- football fan culture