Watching Football in the Fan Park: Mediatization, Spectatorship and Fan Identity
2014 (English)In: The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures / [ed] Linda Duits, Koos Zwaan, Stijn Reijnders, Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2014, 275-288 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The football fan park, originally a surrogate stadium for fans without tickets, has now become a live venue in its own right, and a new arena in the culture of football fandom. In these sites of exceptionally high media density, football fan identities become increasingly flexible and mobile as participants in these venues interact with an increasingly mediatized social environment. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in FIFA Fan Parks during the 2010 World Cup, we argue that the fan park, as a mediatized space, has become a site where fan identities are constructed in new ways, facilitating a cosmopolitan understanding of football.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2014. 275-288 p.
, Ashgate Research Companions
public screens, fan park, fan identity, football, World Cup 2010, mediatization, cosmopolitanism
Research subject Media and Communication Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-110812ISI: 000348812900021ISBN: 978-1-4094-55662-2ISBN: 978-1-4094-5563-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-110812DiVA: diva2:772974
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2009-29860-64897-65