“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). “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/10.31165/nk.2015.81.358