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As the digital revolution continues apace, emergent technologies and means of communication present new challenges and opportunities for the football industry. This is the first book to bring together key contemporary debates at the intersection of football studies, leisure studies, and digital cultural studies.
It presents cutting edge theoretical and empirical work based around four key themes: theorizing digital football cultures; digital football fandom; football and social media; and football (sub)cybercultures. Covering topics such as transnational digital fandom, online abuse, and gender, Digital Football Cultures argues that we are witnessing the hyperdigitalization of the world's most popular sport.
This book is a valuable resource for students and researchers working in leisure studies, sports studies, football studies, and critical media studies, as well as geography, anthropology, criminology, and sociology. It is also fascinating reading for anybody working in sport, media, and culture.
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Stefan Lawrence is currently Senior Lecturer in the sociology of sport at Newman University, Birmingham, UK. His primary research interests include 'race', racialisation(s) and racism(s) in sport and leisure, sport for peace and social justice, and critical media studies. He is especially interested in exploring football as a cultural phenomenon and has a track record of publishing around football, media, digital culture and fandom. Garry Crawford is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Salford, UK. His research and teaching focus primarily upon audiences, media and consumer patterns, digital media and new technologies, and most specifically, sport fans and video gamers. He has published numerous papers and books, including `Consuming Sport' (Routledge 2004), `The Sage Dictionary of Leisure Studies' (Sage 2008), `Online Gaming in Context' (Routledge 2011), `Video Gamers' (Routledge 2012) and `Introducing Cultural Studies' (Routledge 2016). Garry is Director of the University of Salford Digital Cluster, a Trustee of the British Sociological Association, and Reviews Editor for Cultural Sociology.
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