Football: an introduction to a rite of rites

Antonio Iannaccone


We live in a society that is anything but devoid of rituals. We see it from football, a sporting phenomenon that impassions the whole world moving amid rituals of appearance and affiliation, warlike ones and ones of cohesion, and practices of exhibition and celebration. For around the gamel of football a total social fact has developed, able to go beyond the confines of simple fun to interweave with the seriousness of life and thus become an object worthy of analysis that sociology cannot afford to ignore.


football; ritual; serious life

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