lestrelin couverture finale

C'est l'été et comme chacun sait, le littoral français, 4 % du territoire national, va agréger des millions de vacanciers. Or que fait-on à la plage hormis observer ses congénères et barboter dans l'eau ? On lit. J'ai déjà testé, rien n'empêche d'y lire de la sociologie. Un peu d'autopromotion in english ne pourra pas faire de mal, une manière aussi d'étendre à l'international la lecture de ce blog... Alors si vous ne savez pas quoi lire pendant les semaines qui viennent, mise en appétit dans la langue de Shakespeare :  

Presented as a stronghold with regional idiosyncrasies, l’Olympique de Marseille (OM) is also a club that attracts many people beyond the Marseilles region. Ludovic Lestrelin has studied these distant supporters, examining how they became followers and whether they have been accepted by the local population. This lively and meticulous investigation familiarises us with the issues of ‘supporterism’ and the signification to be found in the craze around such a charismatic team. The author’s off-centred viewpoint, which focuses on these unique supporters, tells us much about the feeling of belonging and the relationship to territory. It also sheds light on such grey areas as violence – not on the playing field but on the road. 

Preface by Christian Bromberger. More informations here : http://www.editions.ehess.fr/ouvrages/ouvrage/lautre-public-des-matchs-de-football/

Have a great summer !