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Looking football: Xavante's ways of support

Different from studies about fans from clubs located in big cities, this research aimed to describe and to analize the fans of Grêmio Esportivo Brasil (Pelotas, RS, Brazil). Inspired by the perspective of contemporary ethnography, through a fieldwork conducted in the years of 2007 and 2008 which involved observations, interviews and photographic records, we made a careful description and analysis of fans practices before, during and after the games. We concluded that the crowd of Grêmio Esportivo Brasil offers a variety of fans which relate with football and with the club in different ways, producing different ways of Xavante´s support.

Football; ethnography; socialization; Xavantes fans


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