Scottish football fans: hame and away

Hugh O'Donnell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWe Love to Hate Each Other: Mediated Football Fan Culture
EditorsR. Krøvel, T. Roksvold
Place of PublicationGothenburg
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789186523350
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • football supporters
  • football fan culture


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