Polish ultras in the post-socialist transformation

Radosław Kossakowski , Tomasz Szlendak , Dominik Antonowicz


The world of radical football fans across Europe is dominated by anti-system groups. While their sympathies in the west of the continent are mostly leftist, the ultras in the east tend to display right-wing attitudes. Poland makes a particularly interesting case in point, as the most intensive and emotional ideological criticism of the processes of ‘transformation’ and ‘modernisation’ is to be observed at the stadiums. As a result of historical developments, opposition against the system in the country can only be expressed using Catholic–patriotic symbolism, which in the case of collective actions of radical football supporters has produced sociocultural and aesthetic effects not to be found anywhere else in Europe.
Author Radosław Kossakowski (FSS/IPSJ/DSEL)
Radosław Kossakowski,,
- Division of the Sociology of Everyday Life
, Tomasz Szlendak
Tomasz Szlendak,,
, Dominik Antonowicz
Dominik Antonowicz,,
Journal seriesSport in Society, ISSN 1743-0437, e-ISSN 1743-0445, (0 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.75
ASJC Classification3316 Cultural Studies
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 3.000; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.589; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.667 (2)
Citation count*13 (2020-07-09)
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