Neo-tribalism outside the stadium: A fluid community of tailgaters

Lan Xue, Jie Gao, Deborah Kerstetter

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Abstract

Tailgating is a popular activity among fans that attend college football events in the United States. As “a party in the parking lot,” tailgating involves fans getting together on game days and congregating outside their vehicles outside a football stadium to socialize with friends, families, and other fans. Using the data collected from one college in the United States, the existence of the tailgating neo-tribe was discussed based on Goulding and Shankar’s (2011) five common features. Four meanings associated with fans’ tailgating experience were discovered: “Belonging,” “Sociality,” “Nostalgia,” and “Support.” The four meanings extended literature on the features of neo-tribes by pinpointing that place attachment plays as an underlying feature of the tailgating neo-tribe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeo-Tribes
Subtitle of host publicationConsumption, Leisure and Tourism
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages105-117
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319682075
ISBN (Print)9783319682068
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Xue, L., Gao, J., & Kerstetter, D. (2018). Neo-tribalism outside the stadium: A fluid community of tailgaters. In Neo-Tribes: Consumption, Leisure and Tourism (pp. 105-117). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68207-5_7
Xue, Lan ; Gao, Jie ; Kerstetter, Deborah. / Neo-tribalism outside the stadium : A fluid community of tailgaters. Neo-Tribes: Consumption, Leisure and Tourism. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. pp. 105-117
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Xue L, Gao J, Kerstetter D. Neo-tribalism outside the stadium: A fluid community of tailgaters. In Neo-Tribes: Consumption, Leisure and Tourism. Palgrave Macmillan. 2018. p. 105-117 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68207-5_7