Sportista: Female Fandom in the United States

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Andrei Markovits is currently an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author and editor of many books, scholarly articles, conference papers, book reviews and newspaper contributions in English and many foreign languages on topics as varied as German and Austrian politics, anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism, social democracy, social movements, the European right and the European left. Markovits has also worked extensively on comparative sports culture in Europe and North America. His newest book is entitled "Sportista: Female Fandom in the United States." Co-authored with Emily Albertson, this new book examines the significant ways many women have become fully conversant with sports-acquiring a knowledge of and passion for them as a way of forging identities that until recently were quite alien to women.