Bulgarian Football Fans Abroad. The Case of Vienna Boys Cover Image

Българските футболни фенове в чужбина. Случаят Vienna boys
Bulgarian Football Fans Abroad. The Case of Vienna Boys

Author(s): Kremena Iordanova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Nationalism Studies, Sociology of Culture, Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Sports Studies, Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: identity; migration; football fans

Summary/Abstract: This paper is dedicated to the football fans of Bulgarian clubs abroad. The research is a result of ethnographic field study among the community of Bulgarian supporters of CSKA Sofia in Vienna, which is organized in the small fan club Vienna boys. Thestudy of such informal institutions, formed on the basis of common interests andfunctioning among the Bulgarian communities abroad, allows us to enter into thespecific environment and culture of the studied group with its specific characteristics,on the one hand, and on the other – to seek for the place of its participants as a partof another larger community, such as the national one.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 512-526
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bulgarian