Transfer patterns in the Swedish football clubs – a gift economy of loyalties and emotions

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Abstract

This article explores how football players and scouts in Sweden narrate their stories of transfers within the Swedish football system. This article presents first-person narrations as male players as well as scouts from elite clubs were interviewed in connection to transfer patters to, from and within Sweden. The aim is to analyse how the transfer system takes shape in stories presented by scouts and players, and what it can tell about the football transfer market. The interviewed persons present story logic while constructing a narrative of transfer patterns. Theoretically, the study is framed using Marcel Mauss concept of gift economy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSoccer & Society
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2023 Aug 21

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Ethnology

Free keywords

  • Swedish football
  • football players
  • transfer system
  • gift economy

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