Sport Fans : The Psychology and Social Impact of Fandom, Hardback Book


Sports, and the fans that follow them, are everywhere.

Sport Fans: The Psychology and Social Impact of Fandom examines the affective, behavioral, and cognitive reactions of fans to better comprehend how sport impacts individual fans and society as a whole.

Using up-to-date research and theory from multiple disciplines including psychology, sociology, marketing, history, and religious studies, this textbook provides a deeper understanding of topics such as:the pervasiveness of sport fandom in societycommon demographic and personality characteristics of fanshow fandom can provide a sense of belonging, of uniqueness, and of meaning in lifethe process of becoming a sport fansport fan consumptionand the future of sport and the fan experience.

The text also provides a detailed investigation of the darker side of sport fandom, including fan aggression, as well as a critical look at the positive value of fandom for individuals and society. Sport Fans expertly combines a rigorous level of empirical research and theory in an engaging, accessible format, making this text the essential resource on sport fan behavior.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 14 Line drawings, black and white; 16 Halftones, black and white; 31 Tables, black and wh
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular culture
  • ISBN: 9781138683150



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