The European Football Championship

Mega-Event and Vanity Fair

  • Başak Alpan
  • Alexandra Schwell
  • Albrecht Sonntag

Part of the Football Research in an Enlarged Europe book series (FREE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Başak Alpan, Alexandra Schwell
    Pages 1-21
  3. Alexandra Schwell
    Pages 22-53
  4. Nina Szogs
    Pages 54-75
  5. Albrecht Sonntag
    Pages 100-129
  6. Michał Buchowski, Małgorzata Zofia Kowalska
    Pages 150-172
  7. Albrecht Sonntag
    Pages 173-176
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 177-180

About this book


The UEFA European football championship was the first European mega-event to take place in post-socialist Europe. Taking this as a departure point, this volume focuses on football as a realm of constructing and negotiating identities using rich ethnographic fieldwork and in-depth media analysis.


Football Europeanisation European identity football supporters Euro 2012 football identities Orientalism sports mega-event anthropology identity media Nation sports Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Başak Alpan
    • 1
  • Alexandra Schwell
    • 2
  • Albrecht Sonntag
    • 3
  1. 1.Middle East Technical UniversityTurkey
  2. 2.University of ViennaAustria
  3. 3.ESSCA School of ManagementFrance

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