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The Origins of Postcommunist Elites: From Prague Spring to the Breakup of Czechoslovakia

The Origins of Postcommunist Elites: From Prague Spring to the Breakup of Czechoslovakia (Paperback)

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Professional football is one of the most popular television genres worldwide, attracting the support of millions of fans, and the sponsorship of powerful companies. In A Game of Two Halves, Cornel Sandvoss considers relationship with television, its links with trans-national capitalism, and the importance of football fandom in forming social and cultural identities around the globe, to present the phenomenon of football as a reflection postmodern culture and globalization.Through a series of case studies, based in ethnographic audience research, Sandvoss explores the motivations and pleasures of football fans, the intense bond formed between supporters and their clubs, the implications of football consumption on political discourse and citizenship, football as a factor of cultural globalization, and the pivotal role of football and television in a postmodern cultural order.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial theory Publisher: University of Minnesota Press Publication Date: 01/05/2003 ISBN-13: 9780816640324  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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