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Drinkers, non-drinkers and deferrers : reconsidering the beer/footy couplet amongst Australian rules football fans

Thompson, Kirrilly, Palmer, Catherine and Raven, Melissa 2011, Drinkers, non-drinkers and deferrers : reconsidering the beer/footy couplet amongst Australian rules football fans, Australian journal of anthropology, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 388-408, doi: 10.1111/j.1757-6547.2011.00152.x.

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Title Drinkers, non-drinkers and deferrers : reconsidering the beer/footy couplet amongst Australian rules football fans
Author(s) Thompson, Kirrilly
Palmer, Catherine
Raven, Melissa
Journal name Australian journal of anthropology
Volume number 22
Issue number 3
Start page 388
End page 408
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Richmond, Vic.
Publication date 2011-12
ISSN 1035-8811
1757-6547
Summary There is a common perception that football and alcohol go hand in hand and that players and fans routinely engage in excessive and irresponsible drinking. In Australia, this is manifest in the stereotypical ‘Pissed Aussie Rules fan’. Following research with Australian Rules football fans in South Australia, we identified three categories of fans according to their (non)engagement with alcohol: Drinkers, Non-Drinkers and Deferrers. Deferrers were selfidentified drinkers who separated alcohol consumption from spectating, for fear of ‘contamination’. Our identification of counter-stereotypic ways in which fans engage with alcohol (or not) challenges the assumptive worlds in which popular commentary on football and drinking operates. This was, to our knowledge, the first ethnography of drinking behaviour amongst Australian Rules football fans. It demonstrates the advantage of using ethnographic research techniques to understand the relationship between identity and consumption.
Notes Article first published online 21st September 2011
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1757-6547.2011.00152.x
Field of Research 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Socio Economic Objective 950102 Organised Sports
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Australian Anthropological Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042101

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Faculty of Arts and Education
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