The Global Football League: Transnational Networks, Social Movements and Sport in the New Media Age

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

byPeter Millward

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This pioneering book critically addresses the themes that have come to define the global flow of images, capital and people that exist in contemporary football today. In doing so, this text tackles issues of globalization in the English Premier League and unpicks what this means to fan groups in the UK, U.S.A, Scandinavia and East Asia. The text also explores issues connected to the growing trend of overseas ownership in the English Premier League and by doing so, the book draws upon a range of sociological theories to tell the story of the local and global repertoires of action emanating from the popular protests at Liverpool and Manchester United football clubs.

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This pioneering book critically addresses the themes that have come to define the global flow of images, capital and people that exist in contemporary football today. In doing so, this text tackles issues of globalization in the English Premier League and unpicks what this means to fan groups in the UK, U.S.A, Scandinavia and East Asia...

PETER MILLWARD is a Lecturer in Applied Social Science at Durham University, UK.He has published widely in areas relating to sociological dimensions of contemporary football fandom, explicitly including the political economy of sport and issues pertaining to cultural identifications among football fans.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230274447

ISBN - 13:9780230274440

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgements 
Introduction 
The Network League 
Overseas Ownership 
'Traditional' Fandom 
Transnational Fandom 
Love United, Hate Glazer 
'Debt, Lies, Cowboys' 
The City is Ours? 
Supporter Mobilisation 
Conclusions
References
Index