About this book
This book explores how recent football fiction has negotiated the decisive political developments in English football after the 1989/90 publication of the 'Taylor Report'.
A direct response to the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster and growing concerns of hooliganism, the 'Taylor Report' suggested a number of measures for stricter regulation of fan crowds. In consequence, stadiums in the top divisions were turned into all-seated venues and were put under CCTV surveillance. The implementation of these measures reduced violent incidents drastically, but it also led to an unparalleled increase in ticket prices, which in turn significantly altered the demographics of the crowd. This development, which also enabled football's entry into other mainstream cultural forms, changed the game decisively.
Piskurek traces patterns across prose and film to detect how these fictions have responded to the changed circumstances of post-Taylor football. Lending a cultural lens to these political changes, this book is pioneering in its analysis of football fiction as a whole, offering a fresh perspective to a range of scholars and students interested in cultural studies, sociology, leisure and politics.
- Book Title Fictional Representations of English Football and Fan Cultures
- Book Subtitle Slum Sport, Slum People?
- Series Title Football Research in an Enlarged Europe
- Series Abbreviated Title Football Research in an Enlarged Europe
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76762-8
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
- eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-76761-1
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09576-5
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-76762-8
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VII, 274
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Sociology of Sport and Leisure
Sociology of Culture
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