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You have the right to remain violent: power and resistance in the club

Bosevski, Bily and Hallinan, Christopher J (2009) You have the right to remain violent: power and resistance in the club. Soccer in Society, 10 (1). pp. 96-108. ISSN 1466-0970

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This study examines the aggressive commodification and corporatisation strategies experienced by a Macedonian-based club in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne. The administrative acquisition of the club by a quasi-corporate consortium colloquially referred to as the ‘Silver Lining’ emphasized an abated model of its cultural heritage in favour of a newly fashioned corporate identity. Further evidence obtained via fieldwork observations and interviews documents the evolution of the power relationship between the club’s supporters and its administrators over a five-year period. We draw on Bhabha’s construct of cultural identity and internal differentiation to analyse the expressive forms of social resistance appropriated by football (soccer) spectators/supporters as agency toward preservation of a particular socio-cultural identity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID19202. sports administration, corporate identity, club identity, club culture, cultural identity, sports culture, sports club, soccer club, football, corporatisation, Bhaba’s construct, Greek, Macedonian, Victorian, Greek, Melbourne
Subjects: Current > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Current > FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2011 02:45
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2011 02:45
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