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Bodys on the tribunes: new stadiums and the action of supporting in Allianz Parque

Grant number: 15/07348-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2015
Effective date (End): May 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Urban Anthropology
Principal researcher:José Guilherme Cantor Magnani
Grantee:Oliver Van Sluys Menck
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This research focuses the football fans bodies. These bodies have their actions influenced, on one side, by the institutional rules of the stadium, privileged place of supporting, and, on the other side, by the established practices of organized supporterism, where fans associations have a central role to play. Both these forms of organizing these bodies and their actions in space are related and superpose each other in stadiums tribunes. The fans association knew as Mancha Verde will be object of the ethnography to be realized in the context of their necessary adaptation to the recently inaugurated Allianz Parque. The newest sportive arena in the city of São Paulo is an example of the "arenization" process in Brazilian football. This process carries a series of historical changes directly related to what could be called modernization of football, the supporting bodies are one of the fields where these changes are expressed.

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