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An Ethnography of English Football Fans: Cans, Cops and Carnivals

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This book is an ethnographic account of English football fans, based upon sixteen years' of participant observation. The author identifies a distinct sub-culture of supporter – the "carnival fan" – who dominated the traveling support of the three teams observed - Manchester United, Blackpool and the England National Team. This accessible account follows these groups home a ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Manchester University Press
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Steve Redhead
Jan 01, 2013 Steve Redhead rated it really liked it
In the latest book in the ‘New Ethnographies’ series from Manchester University Press Geoff Pearson has provided us with a much needed fresh perspective on football fan research. It should become a leading text in the field. There are three excellent participation observation studies presented here, all conducted by the author, from a period of fifteen years of fieldwork. They focus on fans of Blackpool FC, Manchester United FC and England; in Pearson’s words ‘the loud and noisy subculture of wi ...more
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