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2008 | 32 | 165-180
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SUPPORTING 'BRITISHNESS'. ON THE IDENTITY OF POLISH MANCHESTER CITY FC FANS

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In this essay the author briefly describes a group of Polish Manchester City Football Club fans and presents the wide cultural context of their activities. Whereas most football-related scientific works usually focus on rather exploited aspects of fandom and commercialism in sport, this text aims to combine various approaches and to shed light on new genres of football supporters' culture. The theoretical background used to illustrate these issues includes some esteemed works belonging to the tradition of British cultural studies, as well as modern Polish popcultural analyses. The essay shows how some Polish football supporters remain on the margins of standard football fandom. Still, rather than being a coherent group, they shift from one style to another and submit themselves to different cultural inspirations. While being far from hooliganism or even verbal violence, they attach great value to the supporters' ethos.
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32
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165-180
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  • J. Drozda, c/o Szkola Wyzsza Psychologii Spolecznej, ul. Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warszawa, Poland
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08PLAAAA04989489
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