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ERIC Number: EJ670596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-2216
"We're Gators...Not Just Gator Fans": Serious Leisure and University of Florida Football.
Gibson, Heather; Willming, Cynthia; Holdnak, Andrew
Journal of Leisure Research, v34 n4 p397-425 2002
Interviewed University of Florida Gator football fans to examine meanings, rituals, and practices associated with being a fan. Emergent themes confirmed Stebbins' (1979; 1992) six characteristics of serious leisure (e.g., perseverance, unique ethos, and identification). Results suggest that being a Gator football fan provides both a source of identity for the fan as an individual and a sense of belonging in an increasingly fragmented postmodern society. (Contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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