Writing, stitching, inking: Different modes of creating historical narratives

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T1 - Writing, stitching, inking

T2 - Different modes of creating historical narratives

AU - Herd, Katarzyna

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - This article presents an analysis of different ways of producing historical narratives in the Swedish football environment. The examples are based on the activities around AIK, a top league football club from Stockholm. In the article I present a tifo and a tattoo, stitching and inking, as actual modes of writing history. Big clubs like AIK not only attract many fans, but also stimulate creative engagements which lead to different expressions of affection and devotion towards the club. Historical elements appear often in such activities, connecting the present supporters to the heritage of the club.

AB - This article presents an analysis of different ways of producing historical narratives in the Swedish football environment. The examples are based on the activities around AIK, a top league football club from Stockholm. In the article I present a tifo and a tattoo, stitching and inking, as actual modes of writing history. Big clubs like AIK not only attract many fans, but also stimulate creative engagements which lead to different expressions of affection and devotion towards the club. Historical elements appear often in such activities, connecting the present supporters to the heritage of the club.

KW - football

KW - fans

KW - identity

KW - transmitting history

M3 - Article

SP - 30

EP - 47

JO - Idrott, historia och samhälle

JF - Idrott, historia och samhälle

SN - 0280-2775

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