The Europeanisation of Elite Football: Scope, Meaning and Significance

Martin, P. (2005) The Europeanisation of Elite Football: Scope, Meaning and Significance. European Societies, 7 (2). pp. 349-368. ISSN 14698307 DOI

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This paper seeks to make use of Appadurai's characterization of the contemporary global condition in terms of the disjunctive flows of a series of related'social scapes'. This categorization is applied to an analysis of key recent developments within elite professional football, together taken to represent the'Europeanizaton' of the'soccerscape'. The paper then goes on to consider possible meanings and significance of such developments, in particular whether it is possible to argue that they may contribute, or have the potential to contribute to the emergence of a sense of 'Europeanness' among followers of football, especially the young.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Sociology
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 13:34

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