In Episode 10 we chat with Dr Jorge Knijnik a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and a researcher in the Institute for Culture and Society. Jorge’s research interests range from sport in society, culture and history and also fandom culture. Our chat starts on Brazil and Brazilian Football, the problems and current situation.We then discuss Dr Knijnik’s current research which examines the socialisation process within football fans in Greater Western Sydney in particular the Western Sydney Wanderers supporter group the Red and Black Bloc (RBB) and how football fandom has the potential to make a significant contribution to community cohesion and regeneration in the area.
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