Towards a Marxist political economy of football supporters

David Kennedy, Peter K. Kennedy

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In recent studies of football supporters, a specifically Marxist understanding of commodification has been left out of the equation, producing analysis that tends to superimpose commodification and ignore the wider relations of production out of which the dialectical contradictions of commodification arise. This paper aims to demonstrate the practical import of a Marxist political economy of football support through a case study of Everton supporters as they contest Everton Football Club’s proposed ground move.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-198
Number of pages18
JournalCapital and Class
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010


  • commodification
  • social relations
  • football
  • community
  • culture


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