From the Archives – Soccer and Symbolic Interaction

The football (soccer) World Cup in Brazil has just started, so I thought I look through the Symbolic Interaction archives and see what I find in terms of ‘football/soccer’. With Herbert Blumer having been a professional footballer, ie American footballer, I though tSymbolic Interactionists may have a particular interest in soccer or football. Here are a few papers related to football, soccer, or sport I found in the archives. I am sure there are more. Please post them in the comments!

Schmitt, Raymond 1991. Strikes, Frames, And Touchdowns: The Institutional Struggle For Meaning In The 1987 National Football League SeasonSymbolic Interaction Vol 14(3), 237-259.

Berkowitz, Dana (2011). Maternal Instincts, Biological Clocks, and Soccer Moms: Gay Men’s Parenting and Family Narratives. Symbolic Interaction Vol 34(4), 514-535

Zurcher, Louis A. (1982). The Staging of Emotion: a dramaturgical analysis. Symbolic Interaction Vol 5(1), 1-22.

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