Cover of book - Consuming sport: Fans, sport and culture

Literature review of spectator experiences

I’m currently exploring literature on the topic of spectator experiences. Mainly experiences in the domain of sporting experiences unfolding in at sporing events in sports arenas. I will regularly review the books and papers that I read here on my blog so you can contribute with your comment on my reading. Also if you have some references to literature that might have my interest please don’t hesitate to drop me a comment.

Here is my current and preliminary stack of materials that is just waiting to be read:

Abercrombie, N., and Longhurst, B. (1998). Audiences: A sociological theory of performance and imagination. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Anderson, B. (1983). Imagined communities. London, United Kingdom: Verso.

Crawford, G. (2004). Consuming sport: Fans, sport and culture. New York, NY, USA: Routledge.

Jones, I. (2008). Special issue of the journal of sports & tourism – sport fans and spectators as sport tourists. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 13(3), 164.

Jay, M. (2006). Songs of experience: Modern american and european variations on a universal theme. Los Angeles, California, USA: University of California Press.

Rinehart, R. E. (1998). Players all: Performances in contemporary sport. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

Turner, V. W., & Bruner, E. M. (Eds.). (1986). The anthropology of experience. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

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