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Football sub-culture and youth politics in Algeria

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posted on 14.08.2014 by Mahfoud Amara
This paper addresses two connected issues: first, the state’s engagement with football in different phases of Algeria’s transitions since 1980s (e.g. the end of state’s socialist ideology, multipartism and an era of political violence); second, football chanting among young football fans in Algiers – submerged in brutal conflict during the 1990s’ – who have found in the internet in general, and social networks (YouTube, Facebook and Dailymotion) in particular, a new medium: (a) to reframe their identity, in opposition to both the institutionalized discourse on youth and political legitimacy, and the imposed realities of geopolitics that constrain their mobility; (b) to express their malaise with the socio-economic conditions; and (c) to construct their future in an ‘imagined elsewhere’.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Mediterranean Politics

Volume

17

Issue

1

Pages

41 - 58

Citation

AMARA, M., 2012. Football sub-culture and youth politics in Algeria. Mediterranean Politics, 17(1), pp.41-58.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2012

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Mediterranean Politics on 21/02/2012, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2012.658194

ISSN

1362-9395

eISSN

1743-9418

Language

en

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