Mariann Vaczi

Mariann Vaczi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Summary

Mariann Vaczi is a cultural anthropologist. Her research interests include the interfaces of sport and physical culture with identity, politics, nationalism, gender, sexuality, the body, folklore, ritual and death.

Publications

Monographs

  • Vaczi, M. Soccer, Culture and Society in Spain: An Ethnography of Basque Fandom. London, New York: Routledge, 2015.

Edited books

  • Vaczi, M. ed. Playing Fields: Power, Practice and Passion in Sport. Reno, Nevada: Center for Basque Studies Press, 2014.

Edited monographic journal issues

  • Vaczi, M. Sport, "Identity and Nationalism in the Hispanic World." Journal of Iberian and Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies (SIBA) 4 (2017). 17-277.

Journal articles

  • Vaczi, M. "Pulling Up Stakes? Sport and Sub-National Solidarity for Catalonia`s Independence." Journal of Iberian and Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies (SIBA), 4 (2017): 155-179.
  • Vaczi, M. Sport, "Identity and Nationalism in the Hispanic World." Journal of Iberian and Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies (SIBA), 4 (2017): 17-35.
  • Vaczi, Mariann. "Football, the Beast, and the Sovereign: The Politics of Joking Relationships in Spain." Ethnos (2017): 1-17.
  • Vaczi, M. "Catalonia`s Human Towers: Nationalism, Associational Culture, and the Politics of Performance." American Ethnologist, 43, no. 2 (2016): 353-368.
  • Vaczi, M. "Dangerous Liaisons, Fatal Women: The Fear and Fantasy of Soccer Wives and Girlfriends in Spain." International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 51.3 (2016): 299-313.
  • Vaczi, M. "The Spanish Fury: A Political Geography of Soccer in Spain." International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 50, no. 2 (2015): 196-210.
  • Vaczi, M. "Death in the Cathedral: Mortuary Practices in Sport Stadiums." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 20, no. 4 (2014): 635-652.
  • Vaczi, M. "Bilbao Catch-22: Passions and Double Binds in Soccer Madness." Sport in Society 17, no. 2 (2013): 190-203.

Book chapters

  • Vaczi, M. "Their Skin in the Game: The Basques, the Catalans and the Body Politic of the Spanish National Football Team." In the Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics, ed. by Alan Bairner and John Kelly, ch. 15. London, New York: Routledge, 2016.
  • Vaczi, M. "‘The Plaza is Always Judge:' Power, Practice and Passion in Sport." In Playing Fields: Power, Practice and Passion in Sport. Ed. Mariann Vaczi, 1-17. Nevada, Reno: Center for Basque Studies Press, 2014.
  • Vaczi, M. "Together and Apart at the Basque Soccer Derby: A Prisoner`s Dilemma." In Playing Fields: Power, Practice and Passion in Sport. Ed. Mariann Vaczi, 251-275. Nevada, Reno: Center for Basque Studies Press, 2014.

Academic book translations

  • González-Abrisketa, Olatz. The Basque Pelota: A Ritual, an Aesthetic. Trans. Mariann Vaczi. Reno, Nevada, USA: Center for Basque Studies Press, 2012.
  • Zaldua, Iban. This Strange and Powerful Language. Eleven Crucial Decisions a Basque Writer is Obliged to Face. Trans. Mariann Vaczi. Reno, Nevada, USA: Center for Basque Studies Press, 2016.