New directors, customers, and fans: the transformation of English football in the 1990s

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New directors, customers, and fans: the transformation of English football in the 1990s

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dc.contributor.author King, Anthony en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-09T13:01:53Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:54:43Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T15:58:22Z
dc.date.issued 1997-09 en_GB
dc.description.abstract In the 1990s, English professional football has undergone rapid and marked changes with the restructuring of the Football League, the signing of new and lucrative television contracts, the construction of all-seater stadiums, and the growing involvement of progressive entrepreneurial capitalists-the new directors-in the game. This article examines one element of those transformations; the political use which the new directors have made of the concept of the customer The article argues that the use of this term has been important to the transformation of the relation between the fan and the clubs, facilitating and legitimating the profit-making projects of the new directors. Drawing on the tradition of dialectical critical theory derived from Mannheim and Adomo, the article submits this notion of the customer critique to demonstrate its deliberate partiality and its intensely political nature. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 14(3), pp.224-240 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/69994 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Human Kinetics en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.humankinetics.com/SSJ/toc.cfm?jid=6gW334QL6gT33XXj6nP62nsy6xY86vaH6vH4&iss=226&site=6gW334QL6gT33XXj6nP62nsy6xY86vaH6vH4&CFID=11105474&CFTOKEN=89323909 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.humankinetics.com/SSJ/journalAbout.cfm en_GB
dc.subject sociology of sport en_GB
dc.subject football en_GB
dc.subject directors en_GB
dc.subject management en_GB
dc.subject customers en_GB
dc.title New directors, customers, and fans: the transformation of English football in the 1990s en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-06-09T13:01:53Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:54:43Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T15:58:22Z
dc.identifier.issn 0741-1235 en_GB
dc.description © 1997 Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1543-2785 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Sociology of Sport Journal en_GB


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