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Critical Research in Football


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Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy: Supporter Activism in Turkey

Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy: Supporter Activism in Turkey

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Dağhan Irak
June 20, 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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