Mit Koreferat zur Situation in Österreich von Roman Horak.

Mittwoch, 19.4.2023, 18.30 Uhr, 1090, Kolingasse 14-16, Seminarraum 5 (EG00)

This lecture aims to critically discuss football fan activism and its potential to foster social change. I will first introduce the notion of the “football fan activism complex” to summarize the main agenda pursued by the active minority of football fans. Furthermore, I will discuss the social processes that underpin the successes and failures of football fan transformative initiatives. I will conclude by showing that the heuristic model developed in relation to football can be applied to explore the impact of civic engagement in other social spheres. The lecture is drawn on an ethnographic study conducted in Czechia, Italy and the UK.