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Title: Football sub-culture and youth politics in Algeria
Authors: Amara, Mahfoud
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: AMARA, M., 2012. Football sub-culture and youth politics in Algeria. Mediterranean Politics, 17(1), pp.41-58.
Abstract: This paper addresses two connected issues: first, the state’s engagement with football in different phases of Algeria’s transitions since 1980s (e.g. the end of state’s socialist ideology, multipartism and an era of political violence); second, football chanting among young football fans in Algiers – submerged in brutal conflict during the 1990s’ – who have found in the internet in general, and social networks (YouTube, Facebook and Dailymotion) in particular, a new medium: (a) to reframe their identity, in opposition to both the institutionalized discourse on youth and political legitimacy, and the imposed realities of geopolitics that constrain their mobility; (b) to express their malaise with the socio-economic conditions; and (c) to construct their future in an ‘imagined elsewhere’.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Mediterranean Politics on 21/02/2012, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2012.658194
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2012.655045
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15539
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13629395.2012.655045
ISSN: 1362-9395
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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