By Joke Hermes
Re-reading well known Culture is an wonderful research of the meanings and price of pop culture this present day. It explores the subject matter of cultural citizenship via combining textual research and media reception conception to research renowned culture.
Chapter 1 Ethnicity, soccer, and the country (pages 21–40):
Chapter 2 Negotiating worldwide pop culture (pages 41–60):
Chapter three Conservative Feminism and the Detective Novel (pages 61–78):
Chapter four Masculinity and the advantages of Textual research as a part of an viewers research (pages 79–95):
Chapter five severe Viewership (pages 96–114):
Chapter 6 little ones and the Media (pages 115–134):
Chapter 7 pop culture: a latest and a Postmodern family tree (pages 135–154):
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Harry Vermeegen, one of the two presenters, continued with a television series called The Raincoat (Veronica, 1996 – 8), in which he indeed wore a raincoat and poked fun at this standard uniform of trainer-coaches. Amongst other things, Vermeegen employed a gimmick with a goldfish bowl, asking a soccer player to hold it, often for the entire length of the show. He also had a standard item called “the football wives,” in which he would visit with wives of players and interview them, preferably in their kitchens.
Our shameless interest in the personal is offered a bribe, while we are allowed a close look at a body that is both renowned for its shape and fitness and, implicitly, for its sexual prowess. Kluivert and the Cable After Gullit, Rijkaard, and van Basten, a new generation of football players follow, more from Surinamese descent than ever before. They are heralded as new football heroes, which they never become. They are, perhaps, too tight-knit a group, a product of the Ajax (Amsterdam’s first division club) youth training program.
The women who we interviewed used football to turn the tables on men and male codes of talking. ” Most interestingly, they totally dissociated their sporting and erotic interest in the men from any racist discourse. In that sense, in my opinion they are way ahead of the men, who will let themselves be easily drawn into racialized types of talk that border on outright racism, however much they would like to keep their distance from such a vocabulary. For them, nationalism supports favored definitions of masculinity and sports heroism.