By Peter Kennedy,Christos Kassimeris
European nationwide soccer got here jointly in the summertime of 2012 for the 14th get together. This publication units out to envision the long-lasting social tensions among supporters and professionals, in addition to these among neighborhood, nationwide and ecu identities, which shaped the backdrop to the 14th staging of the eu nationwide soccer match, Euro2012. The context of the match was once a bit of special from these staged in past years, being together hosted for the 1st time through post-Communist countries nonetheless within the means of social and financial transition. during this appreciate, the choice to level Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine bore its personal fabric and symbolic legacies shaping the event: the unsettling of neo-liberal imaginings and emergent ‘East-West’ fears approximately bad infrastructure, inefficiencies and corruption jostled with ethical panics approximately racism and fears surrounding the possibly unfulfilled consumerist expectancies of west ecu supporters.
The booklet seeks to discover the ideologies and practices invoked by means of competing nationwide sentiments and think about the social tensions, ambiguities and social capital producing potentials surrounding nationwide, ethnic, eu id, with admire to nationwide soccer groups, supporters and supporter movements.
This ebook was once released as a unique factor of Soccer and Society.
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Exploring the cultural, ideological and economic legacies of Euro 2012 (Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives) by Peter Kennedy,Christos Kassimeris