By Peter Kennedy,Christos Kassimeris
European nationwide soccer got here jointly in the summertime of 2012 for the 14th celebration. This publication units out to check the iconic social tensions among supporters and gurus, in addition to these among neighborhood, nationwide and eu identities, which shaped the backdrop to the 14th staging of the ecu nationwide soccer match, Euro2012. The context of the event was once a little designated from these staged in earlier years, being together hosted for the 1st time by means of post-Communist countries nonetheless within the strategy 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 match: the unsettling of neo-liberal imaginings and emergent ‘East-West’ fears approximately terrible infrastructure, inefficiencies and corruption jostled with ethical panics approximately racism and fears surrounding the possibly unfulfilled consumerist expectancies of west eu supporters.
The ebook seeks to discover the ideologies and practices invoked through competing nationwide sentiments and view the social tensions, ambiguities and social capital producing potentials surrounding nationwide, ethnic, ecu id, with admire to nationwide soccer groups, supporters and supporter movements.
This booklet was once released as a different factor of Soccer and Society.
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