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Sport consumption patterns in the Eastern Cape: Cricket spectators as sporting univores or omnivores

Kelcey Brock, Gavin Fraser, Ferdi Botha

Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences | AOSIS


Since its inception, consumption behaviour theory has developed to account for the important social aspects that underpin or at least to some extent explain consumer behaviour. Empirical studies on consumption behaviour of cultural activities, entertainment and sport have used Bourdieu’s (1984) omnivore/univore theory to investigate consumption of leisure activities. The aim of this study is to investigate whether South African cricket spectators are sporting omnivores or univores. The study was conducted among cricket spectators in the Eastern Cape at four limited overs cricket matches in the 2012/2013 cricket season. The results indicate that consumption behaviour of sport predominantly di..

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