Critical Research in Football

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The Critical Research in Football book series was launched in 2017 to showcase the inter- and multi-disciplinary breadth of debate relating to 'football'. The series defines 'football' as broader than association football, with research on rugby, Gaelic and gridiron codes also featured. Including monographs, edited collections, short books and textbooks, books in the series are written and/or edited by leading experts in the field whilst consciously also affording space to emerging voices in the area, and are designed to appeal to students, postgraduate students and scholars who are interested in the range of disciplines in which critical research in football connects. The series is published in association with the Football Collective, www.footballcollective.org.uk.

  • African Footballers in Europe: Migration, Community, and Give Back Behaviours book cover

    African Footballers in Europe

    Migration, Community, and Give Back Behaviours, 1st Edition

    By Ernest Acheampong, Malek Bouhaouala, Michel Raspaud

    African Footballers in Europe traces the social and economic evolution of African football and examines the strategies and resources that players mobilise in their migrations, with a particular focus on ‘give back behaviours’ (how players contribute to their countries or communities of origin). It…

    Hardback – 2019-09-23 
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy: Supporter Activism in Turkey book cover

    Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy

    Supporter Activism in Turkey, 1st Edition

    By Dağhan Irak

    Football Fandom, Protest and Democracy offers an in-depth and inside approach to the socio-political history of football in Turkey, where fandom is often revered as part of the national identity, presenting the historical context for football events in the country. Based on original research, the…

    Hardback – 2019-05-02
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Football, Fandom and Consumption book cover

    Football, Fandom and Consumption

    1st Edition

    By Oliver Brooks

    Modern football is an industry and capitalism is its engine. However, this book argues for a more nuanced understanding of contemporary football culture and the (self-)identity of football fans. Drawing on original ethnographic research conducted with fans at all levels, from international to lower…

    Hardback – 2019-02-19
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Fan Activism, Protest and Politics: Ultras in Post-Socialist Croatia book cover

    Fan Activism, Protest and Politics

    Ultras in Post-Socialist Croatia, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Hodges

    In what sense can organized football fans be understood as political actors or participants in social movements? How do fan struggles link to wider social and political transformations? And what methodological dilemmas arise when researching fan activism? Fan Activism, Protest and Politics seeks…

    Hardback – 2018-08-02
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football