Title

Futbol & Football: How Different Are They Really?

Poster Number

1

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

This paper presents an ethnographic analysis of the social behavior of a group of individuals surrounding a Mexico vs. United States Soccer game. The study focuses on the rituals, rules, and gender roles surrounding the game. For this particular study all the individuals observed were of Mexican descent. The study also compares the behavior observed previously on Superbowl Sunday with a group of individuals of Caucasian descent. The study finds that the behavior surrounding a sporting event amongst both male and female are the same regardless of the type of sport and the ethnicity of the individual.

Location

Pacific Geosciences Center

Start Date

5-5-2007 1:00 PM

End Date

5-5-2007 3:00 PM

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Futbol & Football: How Different Are They Really?

Pacific Geosciences Center

This paper presents an ethnographic analysis of the social behavior of a group of individuals surrounding a Mexico vs. United States Soccer game. The study focuses on the rituals, rules, and gender roles surrounding the game. For this particular study all the individuals observed were of Mexican descent. The study also compares the behavior observed previously on Superbowl Sunday with a group of individuals of Caucasian descent. The study finds that the behavior surrounding a sporting event amongst both male and female are the same regardless of the type of sport and the ethnicity of the individual.