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The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Erin C. Tarver


Why does sports fandom matter so much to fans, who often don’t play the games they watch at all? This book philosophically investigates sports fandom, spanning the fields of feminist philosophy, critical philosophy of race, and philosophy of sport, and in dialogue with the work of sociologists, anthropologists, and historians of sport and popular culture. Sports fandom, this book concludes, is a primary means of creating and reinforcing individual and community identities for Americans today, contributing both to communities’ persistence over time, and to the racial and gender hierarchies that ... More

Keywords: sports fans, identity, subjectivization, Michel Foucault, philosophy of sport, race, gender, feminist philosophy, sport in America, community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226469935
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erin C. Tarver, author
Emory University