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Cultural tourists and cultural trends: commercialization and the coming of The Storm

Crawford, G 2002, 'Cultural tourists and cultural trends: commercialization and the coming of The Storm' , Culture, Sport, Society (Retitled Sport in Society), 5 (1) , pp. 21-38.

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Abstract

This paper constructs a brief history of British ice hockey and The Manchester Storm (the self-proclaimed largest ice hockey club outside of North America), focusing specifically on the re-emergence and commercialisation of the sport in the 1990s. The paper argues that ice hockey has a long (but marginalized history) within British culture, but has always been heavily tied to North America in both its style of presentation and in its personnel. However, the 1990s has seen a specific move towards a more, family-based, ‘affluent working class’ core of supporters, and a popularity based largely upon the novelty and ‘family-orientated’ entertainment that surrounds the sports event. A popularity, which I suggest, may be reducing as the novelty of the sport begins to fade with many of its supporters, and these ‘cultural tourist’ move onto new and fresher (cultural) pastures.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Memory, Text and Place
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Culture, Sport, Society (Retitled Sport in Society)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1461-0981
Depositing User: G Crawford
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2009 10:10
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014 14:08
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2719

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