Cevapi Please: Serbian Solidarity at the Football Ground

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Hallinan, Christopher J and Burke, Michael (2006) Cevapi Please: Serbian Solidarity at the Football Ground. In: Sociology for a mobile world : TASA 2006 : annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association, University of Western Australia & Murdoch University, 4-7 December 2006. Colic-Peiske, Val, Tilbury, Farida and McNamara, Bev, eds. The Sociological Association of Australia, Hawthorn, Victoria.


While men’s soccer was among the first sports in Australia to “nationalise”, it has not achieved the prominence and commercial success garnered by other codes. Such an outcome has been commonly attributed to the sport being directly connected to non- Anglo identification and, as a consequence, less- or un-appealing to “mainstream Australia.” The Establishment of the new corporate managerial Hyundai Soccer League has obliterated all formal links to “ethnic” clubs. In the face of this context, this paper studies the identity politics and strategies of Serbian club supporters against the backdrop of the new League. The findings identify different types of supporters and dynamic strategies as they maintain Serbian roots.

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/5321
Official URL http://www.tasa.org.au/conferences/conferencepaper...
ISBN 1740521390
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Keywords ResPubID10330, Serbian Australian identity, Australian-ness, ethnic communities, sporting culture, Serbians in Australia
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