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L'autre public des matches de football. Sociologie du "supportérisme à distance". Le cas de l'Olympique de Marseille

Abstract : Today many football clubs generate identifications and mobilizations out of their territorial anchoring. Thus this passion, which I name supporting at a distance, is an important fact in the reality of football supporters’ world, in France as in other european countries. Nevertheless, to be a fan in favour a team that does not belong to one’s town or region is a surprising passion. Many works postulate that the popular craze for football takes its strength from both the reinforcement of collective identities and the sublimation of territorial stakes it enables. Identity in football is linked to experiences of conflict and emotion be it at a local or national universe. A sociological survey led on the case of Olympique de Marseille supporters at a distance, with participation observations, interviews and analysis of roughly material, enlighten the meanings of this extraterritorial passion. Representations of the club, modes in support of team, role of TV, organization of supporters at a distance groups, careers of fans and echoes of the passion on close relations, stories of journeys to attend the games, links with local fans are considered to grasp the forces and outlines of supporting at a distance, a practice which reveals, not the end of sports territories and territorial anchoring, but the complexification of identification and community forms, at the time of the possibility for fans to watch live matches from clubs whatever the geographical distance.
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Ludovic Lestrelin. L'autre public des matches de football. Sociologie du "supportérisme à distance". Le cas de l'Olympique de Marseille. Sociologie. Université de rouen, 2006. Français. ⟨tel-01985217⟩

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