1st Edition

Stadium Worlds Football, Space and the Built Environment

Edited By Sybille Frank, Silke Steets Copyright 2010
    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    350 Pages
    by Routledge

    Analyzing football as a cultural practice, this book investigates the connection between the sport and its built environment. Four thematic sections bring together an international multi-disciplinary range of perspectives with particular focus on the stadium.

    Examples from architectural design, media studies and archaeology are used while studying advertising, economics, migration, fandom, local identities, emotions, gender, and the sociology of space. Texts and case-studies build up this useful book for lecturers and researchers in sociology, cultural studies, geography, architecture, sport and environment.

    Introduction: Football, Space and the Built Environment Sybille Frank & Silke Steets  Part 1: The Politics of Representation and Design  1. The New European Stadium Anthony King  2. "Show Yourself to the People!: Ancient Stadia, Politics and Society Bettina Kratzmüller  3. Challenging the Stadium: Watching Sport Events in Public Hans-Jürgen Schulke  Part 2: Architecture and Media  4. The Stadium as a Cash Machine Michael Zinganel  5. The Mirror Stage in the Stadium: Media Spaces of Television and Architecture Angelika Schnell  6. Killing Sports Fields: The Amahora Stadium Complex in Kigali, Rwanda Bruno Arich-Gerz  Part 3: When Global Flows Meet Local Cultures  7. Global Players and the Stadium: Migration and Borders in Professional Football Christian Banse  8. Going to the Match: The Transformation of the Match-day Routine at Manchester City FC Tim Edensor and Steve Millington  9. "Come Home": The Stadium, Locality and the Community at FC United of Manchester Adam Brown  Part 4: Gender and Space  10. Sport, Football and Masculine Identity: The Stadium as a Window onto Gender Construction Christian Bromberger  11. Producting Gender-normative Spaces in U.S. Women's Professional Soccer Tiffany Muller Myrdahl  12. Football Under Cover in Tehran's Ararat Stadium Corinna Assmann and Silke Gülker  Part 5: Emotions and the Body  13. Emotions in Sports Stadia Mike S. Schäfer & Jochen Roose  14. Heroes, Myths and Magic Moments: Religious Elements on the Sacred Ground Gunter Gebauer  15. ‘Beckhamania’: Promoting Post-modern Celebrities Beyond the Stadium Johannes John  16. Conclusion: The Stadium – Lense and Refuge Sybille Frank and Silke Steets


    Sybille Frank and Silke Steets are sociologists working at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

    "Through a wonderfully eclectic collection of essays, the stadium and its meanings, influences and resonances are the central subject of this carefully considered and well thought book."Geografiska Annaler