You'll Never Walk Alone: The Scales of Identity of Celtic Football Club Supporters

Date of Award

Spring 5-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science & Geography

Program/Concentration

Graduate Program in International studies

Committee Director

Jonathan I. Leib

Committee Member

Tom Chapman

Committee Member

Tim Anderson

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.I45 C66 2011

Abstract

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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DOI

10.25777/yv4d-yy73

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