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Football fans’ views of racism in British football

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posted on 17.06.2015, 10:32 by Jamie Cleland, Ellis Cashmore
This article analyses 2500 responses from association football (soccer) fans to an anonymous online survey conducted from November 2011 to February 2012 that examined the extent of racism in British football. Eighty-three per cent of the participants stated that racism remains culturally embedded and when exploring the reasons behind its continuation from the 1970s and 1980s, Bourdieu’s concepts of field and habitus proved useful for understanding why some white fans continue to express racist thoughts and behaviours at football. Central to this were explanations concerning class and education and how historical notions of whiteness remain culturally embedded for some supporters.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

Volume

OnlineFirst

Pages

1 - 18 (18)

Citation

CLELAND, J. and CASHMORE, E., 2016. Football fans’ views of racism in British football. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 51(1), pp.27-43.

Publisher

Sage Publications / © The Authors

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2013-10-22

Notes

This article was published in the journal, International Review for the Sociology of Sport [Sage Publications / © The Authors]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1012690213506585

ISSN

1012-6902

Language

en

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