You'll Never Walk Alone: The Scales of Identity of Celtic Football Club Supporters
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Political Science & Geography
Graduate Program in International studies
Jonathan I. Leib
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.I45 C66 2011
How and why a person chooses to support a specific sports team/club is more complex than one might imagine. Historically, this selection was primarily established based on a number of socially constructed identities associated with geographic location and the ideas of place and space. This formed a dynamic relationship between the team and the supporter that was relentlessly renegotiated. In today's globalized world, these multifaceted decisions take on additional intricacies as place and space become amplified by growing global cultural exchanges. This ethnographic study will examine how these recent transformations have affected how supporters of the Glasgow Celtic Football Club identify with their team at three geographic scales; the local, the regional and the global.
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"You'll Never Walk Alone: The Scales of Identity of Celtic Football Club Supporters"
(2011). Master of Arts (MA), Thesis, Political Science & Geography, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/yv4d-yy73