Despite myriad popular and journalistic expositions, up to this point there have been virtually no academic discussions of the Manchester United phenomenon. This anthology represents the first concerted academic examination of Manchester United F.C. in its current guise as a widely followed and highly emblematic sporting institution.
Bringing together respected academics from an array of disciplinary backgrounds these essays each interrogate various related dimensions of the Manchester United world.
The primary aim of this collection is to illustrate how the structure and experience of Manchester United is implicated in broader societal shifts, within which the boundary between cultural and commercial concerns have become increasingly indivisible.
The chapters are presented within five thematic sections:
1 Becoming United
2 Economy United
3 Embodied United
4 Local United
5 Global United
Table of Contents
Section I - Becoming United Section II - Economy United Section III - Embodied United Section IV - Local United Section V - Global United
David L Andrews is Associate Professor in the Sport Commerce and Culture Program, Department of Kinesiology, and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of American Studies, at the University of Maryland, USA. He has been guest editor of the Sociology of Sport Journal, and is currently Assistant Editor of the Journal of Sport and Social Issues.