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Toward a cultural sociology of the consumption of 'fantasy football hooliganism'.

Poulton, E. (2008) 'Toward a cultural sociology of the consumption of 'fantasy football hooliganism'.', Sociology of sport journal., 25 (3). pp. 331-349.


Football hooliganism has a wide appeal within popular culture. Numerous books, films, documentaries, digital games, and even stage plays have featured representations of the phenomenon. All are presentations of what could be termed “fantasy football hooliganism” in that they are attempts by the entertainment industry to represent, reproduce, or simulate football-related disorder for our leisure consumption. This article offers a conceptual framework (underpinned by the work of Blackshaw & Crabbe) for the sociological analysis of the consumption and production of these fantasy football hooliganism texts. Le vandalisme propre aux fans du soccer est très présent dans la culture populaire. Plusieurs livres, films, documentaires, jeux vidéo et même une pièce de théâtre ont représenté le phénomène. Toutes ces tentatives de l’industrie du divertissement construisent ainsi le « fantasme du vandalisme au soccer » en tentant de représenter, reproduire ou simuler le désordre présent au soccer pour les consommateurs de loisir. Cet article offre un cadre conceptuel (tiré des écrits de Blackshaw et Crabbe) pertinent pour l’analyse sociologique de la consommation et de la production de textes mettant en jeu le fantasme du vandalisme au soccer.

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