Together but still apart: class positions and identities among futball fans in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

It was the great surprise of the 2007/2008 football season that CFR – a not well known and relatively unsuccessful team before – won the Romanian National Championship and the Romanian Cup beating the 'traditional' and most prestigious team of the same city. The author gives an account on the history and present of both clubs and – in the era of new capitalism – presents the reconfiguration of the ethnical and class splits traditionally dividing the population of the city putting the Romanian/Hungarian-majority/minority divisions in social context.

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