Understanding Rivalry and Its Influence on Sports Fans

Understanding Rivalry and Its Influence on Sports Fans

Cody T. Havard (The University of Memphis, USA)
Release Date: March, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 307
ISBN13: 9781522581253|ISBN10: 1522581251|EISBN13: 9781522581260|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8125-3


While rivalries are a key aspect of the sports world, they are not well understood. It is essential to study how rivalries influence fan behavior in order to predict and identify their effect on social interaction, consumer behavior, and the entertainment industry.

Understanding Rivalry and Its Influence on Sports Fans is an essential reference source that discusses what causes and influences rivalry, as well as how it impacts sport fans. Featuring research on topics such as bracketed morality, competitive sports, and social identity, this book is ideally designed for academics, students, and researchers studying the rivalry phenomenon across such disciplines as psychology, sociology, political science, sport and entertainment, consumer behavior, and marketing.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Bracketed Morality
  • Collective Self-Esteem
  • Competitive Interaction
  • Competitive Sports
  • Cultural Similarity
  • Fan Behavior
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Marketing Rivalry
  • Relative Dominance
  • Social Identity

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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