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Critical Research in Football


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Football as Medicine: Prescribing Football for Global Health Promotion

Football as Medicine: Prescribing Football for Global Health Promotion

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Peter Krustrup, Daniel Parnell
December 20, 2019

It is beyond dispute that physical activity is good for us, but what are the benefits, challenges and impacts of sport on health? This is the first book to focus on football in the context of health, from individual, public and population-level perspectives. Football as Medicine examines the...

African Footballers in Europe: Migration, Community, and Give Back Behaviours

African Footballers in Europe: Migration, Community, and Give Back Behaviours

1st Edition

Ernest Yeboah Acheampong, Malek Bouhaouala, Michel Raspaud
October 15, 2019

African Footballers in Europe traces the social and economic evolution of African football and examines the strategies and resources that players mobilise in their migrations, with a particular focus on ‘Give Back Behaviours’ (how players contribute to their countries or communities of origin). It...

Football in Fiction: A History

Football in Fiction: A History

1st Edition

Lee McGowan
October 15, 2019

Football in Fiction represents the most comprehensive historical mapping and analysis of novels related to association football (soccer). It offers a theoretically informed field guide, a scholarly cartography of football fiction’s uncertain – and until now – only partially explored...

Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy: Supporter Activism in Turkey

Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy: Supporter Activism in Turkey

1st Edition

Dağhan Irak
May 02, 2019

Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy offers an in-depth and inside approach to the socio-political history of football in Turkey, where fandom is often revered as part of the national identity, presenting the historical context for football events in the country. Based on original research, the...

Football, Fandom and Consumption

Football, Fandom and Consumption

1st Edition

Oliver Brooks
February 19, 2019

Modern football is an industry and capitalism is its engine. However, this book argues for a more nuanced understanding of contemporary football culture and the (self-)identity of football fans. Drawing on original ethnographic research conducted with fans at all levels, from international to lower...

Fan Activism, Protest and Politics: Ultras in Post-Socialist Croatia

Fan Activism, Protest and Politics: Ultras in Post-Socialist Croatia

1st Edition

Andrew Hodges
August 02, 2018

In what sense can organized football fans be understood as political actors or participants in social movements? How do fan struggles link to wider social and political transformations? And what methodological dilemmas arise when researching fan activism? Fan Activism, Protest and Politics seeks...

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