Hegemonic Fandom and Red Herring of Sectarianism

Davis, Paul (2013) Hegemonic Fandom and Red Herring of Sectarianism. In: Bigotry, Football and Scotland. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 115-129. ISBN 9780748670369

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Abstract

This chapter argues, with the help of illustrations, that football sectarianism is morally impermissible, and that its primary explanation is the dominant culture of fandom and not sectarianism in broader Scottish or Glaswegian society. Objections to the moral argument are considered and rejected. The Offensive Behaviour and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 is endorsed. The chapter concludes with the argument that there are compelling grounds for magnanimity towards the flammable baggage carried by each half of the Old Firm.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society
Depositing User: Paul Davis
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 16:06
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 16:06
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/4081

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