The Social Phenomenon of Football: Sport catalogue of the Others.
‘The Otherness’ as a perspective in social sport studies
Przemysław Nosal 1 1 - Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu MAeS 2015; 16 (4): ICID: 1188584 Article type: Original article IC™ Value: 3.00
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The paper introduces the xenology as a useful perspective in the sport studies. If focuses
on ‘the Other’ category as the key idea of sociology. At the same time, ‘the Otherness’
remains a constant feature of sport. In effect, ‘the Other’ analysis becomes a socio-psychological
background of sport analysis. The text considers five elements of the xenological
‘Other’s’ characteristic in sport terms. Those are the Strangeness, the Meeting, the Sign of
the ‘Ourness’ limits, the Experience and the Feeling of fear and desire. That approach explains
many important sport aspects: aggression, fans’ behavior, rivalry and co-operation,
group-thinking syndrome. The xenology gives a new perspective in the sport studies and
it provides some new research ideas.