In this chapter I want to look at the development of post-subculture as a concept for understanding recent changes in the nature of football fandom. Especially I want to consider football hooligan fandom and its links to a what has been called a a 'new racism'. There is a long tradition of academic work on football hooligan fandom (Ingham, 1978, Cohen and Robins, 1978, Robins, 2011, Dunning, Murphy and Williams, 1984, 1988, 1991, Armstrong, 1998, Giulianotti, 1999, King, 2008, Dunning, Murphy and Waddington, 2002, Frosdick and Marsh, 2005, Stott and Pearson, 2007, Sugden, 2007, Armstrong and Testa, 2010). In order to develop the use of post-subculture to enlighten us about changes in football fandom, I draw on a research project that I directed, archiving football hooligan memoirs in order to improve our ethnographic understanding of fandom in general.
|Title of host publication||The Ashgate research companion to fan cultures|
|Editors||Linda Duits, Koos Zwaan, Stijn Reijnders|
|Place of Publication||Surrey, England|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Redhead, S. (2014). 'We're not racist, we only hate Mancs': Post-subculture and football fandom. In L. Duits, K. Zwaan, & S. Reijnders (Eds.), The Ashgate research companion to fan cultures (21 ed., pp. 289-302). Farnham Ashgate.