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Joining the Faithful: The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Fan Subculture and Public Ownership

  • Author / Creator
    Cramer, Scott A
  • This research examined the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ fan subculture and their connection to public ownership. It was socially significant to study this particular case because little scholarly work has been done on the effects of public ownership on a group of fans. This thesis studied this relationship in two ways. First, a political-economical analysis of Canadian professional sport was conducted to examine the ownership patterns of professional sport franchises across the country. Specifically, this research focused on three areas in Canadian professional sport: the CFL, the NHL, and the Toronto-based franchises. Secondly, using semi-structured interviews and content analysis, this research then identified the common features -- or habitus -- of the subculture and its relationship to public ownership in Saskatchewan. At the same time, participants were questioned on the strengths and weaknesses of public ownership to determine its visibility to those involved with the subculture.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-09
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3XD6N
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Physical Education and Recreation
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Scherer, Jay (Physical Education & Recreation)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Mills, David (History & Classics)
    • Washington, Marvin (Business)