Att äga en (huligan-)berättelse : mediers konstruktion av fotbollsvåld

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Title Att äga en (huligan-)berättelse : mediers konstruktion av fotbollsvåld
Author(s) Radmann, Aage
Date 2012
English abstract
The purpose of this article is to interpret and analyze the phenomenon of football hooliganism as presented in old print media and new digital media. A central issue explored in this article is possible differences between descriptions of the event in the old and new media. Research of the old media’s concept of hooliganism shows that media can create a panic that leads to demands for stricter regulations. In this article I have tried to demonstrate that discussions are even more fierce in some types of new media. It is difficult to clearly distinguish between old and new media. Descriptions and interpretations of the football landscape in the old media create the impression that Swedish football has o problem with meaningless violence and increasing hooliganism. The high-risk supporters are depicted as a serious threat to Swedish football, and as enemies of football in general. However, this narrative is also repeated by parts of the new media. In this article, I contextualize (media) images of a hooligan event and make visible the power struggle between different media actors around the question of “good football culture” versus “hooliganism”, a tug-of-war that will affect the Swedish football landscape to the core.
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Publisher Malmö högskola, Fakulteten för lärande och samhälle, Idrottsvetenskap
Host/Issue Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum;
Volume 3
ISSN 2000-088x
Pages 97–120
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) football
hooligan discourse
media context
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
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