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Analyzing soccer as a cultural perform, this publication investigates the relationship among the game and its equipped atmosphere. 4 thematic sections collect a world multi-disciplinary variety of views with specific specialize in the stadium.
Examples from architectural layout, media experiences and archaeology are used whereas learning ads, economics, migration, fandom, neighborhood identities, feelings, gender, and the sociology of house. Texts and case-studies building up this helpful e-book for teachers and researchers in sociology, cultural reports, geography, structure, recreation and environment.
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Brown traces in great detail the politicization of the fans and their actions in and around Old Trafford, the painful dislocation of a community, plagued by conflict but consciously political, and the desire for a place of their own, which seemingly could only be realized with the construction of their own stadium. Brown’s analysis ends with a confrontation between the different purposes that today’s stadium must fulfil: While the modern arena is, in many places, financed by investors and seen as an income property, the majority of fans simply want a place that they themselves can define and use, without any commercial background.
Reckwitz, A. (2008) Unscharfe Grenzen. Perspektiven der Kultursoziologie, Bielefeld: Transcript. Schroer, M. (2008) ‘Vom Bolzplatz zum “Fußballtempel”. ’, in G. Klein and M. Meuser (eds) Ernste Spiele. Zur politischen Soziologie des Fußballs, Bielefeld: Transcript. Sheard, R. (2005) The Stadium. Architecture for the new global culture, Berkeley: Periplus Editions. van Winkel, C. (2000) ‘Dance, discipline, density and death’, in M. Provoost and Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (eds) The Stadium: The architecture of mass sport, Rotterdam: NAi Publishers.
Such thinking ‘enables places to be imagined as the location of particular sets and interactions of such places and relations’ (Massey 1995: 63). Places are therefore not simply spatial units that have grown historically and culturally, nor are they mere products of the global, but rather the global and the local constitute each other (Massey 2006: 29). With regard to the football stadium, this means that global flows and local cultures always meet in a specific spatial ordering of physical-material objects, symbols and people.