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Football in Turkey

Edited By Müge Demir and Ahmet Talimciler

The book presents a collection of papers on a wide range of football issues.

Football is a complex and dynamic phenomenon that needs to be examined in various social and historical contexts. It is influenced by social, economic, political and cultural factors while it also affects social life. As a miniature model of social life, football can almost be regarded as a magical game in the sense that it includes several indicators which provide us with the opportunity to collect information about the events taking place. The methods of analyzing and solving problems experienced on football fields and in social life should broaden the perspective, focusing on all actors of football.

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Ahmet Talimciler Ahmet Talimciler was born in 1970 in Izmir. He graduated from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Literature at Ege University. He completed his Master’s thesis titled “Football Fanaticism and Media Relationship in Turkey” in 1998 and his PhD thesis, titled “The Relationship between Football and Ideology in Turkey”, in 2005. He won the award for “Social Sciences of Milliyet Newspaper” in 2000. He is interested in sport sociology, representation of sports in the media, popular culture, and the relationship between sport- sociology and speech. He presents the radio programme called “Arka Plan” on TRT Izmir Kent Radio every Tuesday evening.

Altuğ Akın Altuğ Akın is an assistant professor doctor in the Faculty of Communication at Izmir University of Economics in Turkey. His research focus is mainly about broadly defined communication/media practices that extend beyond national borders and scales. In this context, the Turkish media experience – particularly in relation with Europe and the Middle East – constitutes the core of his research activities. Altuğ Akın completed his doctoral studies in audio-visual communication at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain and his master’s studies in journalism studies at Stockholm University, Sweden. Akın was a visiting scholar at Annenberg School for Communication at UPENN between 2015 and 2016. Parallel to his academic career, Altuğ Akın contributes to several media outlets, including the BBC World Service Turkish Section, where he worked as a journalist. He currently teaches at the Department of Media...

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