Sport fans : the psychology and social impact of fandom / Daniel L. Wann, Jeffrey D. James.
- Second edition.
- New York : Routledge, 2019.
x, 303 pages ; 24 cm
- Sports spectators -- Psychology.
Sports spectators -- Social conditions.
Sports -- Social aspects.
- "Sports, and the fans that follow them, are everywhere. Sport Fans: The Psychology and Social Impact of Fandom examines the affective, behavioral, and cognitive reactions of fans to better comprehend how sport impacts individual fans and society as a whole. Using up-to-date research and theory from multiple disciplines including psychology, sociology, marketing, history, and religious studies, this textbook provides a deeper understanding of topics such as: - the pervasiveness of sport fandom in society - common demographic and personality characteristics of fans - how fandom can provide a sense of belonging, of uniqueness, and of meaning in life - the process of becoming a sport fan - sport fan consumption - and the future of sport and the fan experience. The text also provides a detailed investigation of the darker side of sport fandom, including fan aggression, as well as a critical look at the positive value of fandom for individuals and society. Sport Fans expertly combines a rigorous level of empirical research and theory in an engaging, accessible format, making this text the essential resource on sport fan behavior." -- Provided by publisher.
- An introduction to the study of sport fans
How and why fans follow sports, teams, and athletes
The process of becoming a sport fan: the psychological continuum model
Points of attachment: understanding connections to teams, players, and beyond
Motivation and sport fandom
The impact of sport fandom on sport consumption behavior
The emotional and aggressive reactions of sport fans
The emotional reactions of sport fans
An introduction to fan aggression
Understanding the causes of fan aggression
Sport fan riots
The consequences of sport fandom for individuals and society
The psychological consequences of sport fandom
The societal consequences of sport fandom
Summary and conclusion
The future of sport fandom: gazing into the crystal ball.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Earlier edition entered under title."
- James, Jeffrey D. (Jeffrey Dalton), author.
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