“Upstairs Now with Billy and Don”: Spontaneous Memorials in the Footballing Community

  • Judith Simpson Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier 3, France

Abstract

This paper examines communication and interaction around football shrines, arguing that these build into a ritual process which installs the deceased as an ancestor and provides consolation for the survivors. The historical roots of shrine-building are discussed, and the role of the media in disseminating the practice considered.

Published
February 1, 2015
How to Cite
Simpson, J. (2015, February 1). “Upstairs Now with Billy and Don”: Spontaneous Memorials in the Footballing Community. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 8(1). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31165/nk.2015.81.358