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The Social Identity of Football Supporters in Providing Sportive Support to Arema Plajk;.yer (a Phenomenology study to supporter of aremania in Malang).

Rumi Iqbal Doewes, Slamet Riyadi


Aremania is a supporters group for Arema Malang Club. Aremania is a group of highly complex
phenomenon. Social identity Aremania as a group or community to make them different from other
supporters groups in Indonesia. Aremania formed in the mid 90s in the harsh social context because of the
presence of youth gangs that time. However, Aremania finally able to get public sympathy in Malang and
Indonesia as supporters who have an image of manners and sportsmanship in expressing support, is
evidenced by the title of the best fans in 2005, 2006 and 2013. Aremania also arise in the context of the
institutionalization political culture fans, but once again Aremania answer with culturally-based groups with
no institutional. This study carried to know the construction of  social identity in the context of the history. In
addition, this study aims to know how the Aremania supporters  represents sportsmanship to athletes. This
study used qualitative methods. The approach used was phenomenology.


ocial identity, supporters, football, sportive, Aremania

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