Fighting Fans

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Mai 2002



Why have problems of hooliganism from the outset become more regularly attached to soccer than to other global sports? This volume considers soccer hooliganism in 14 countries and shows that, despite its tendencies to be associated with British culture, it has long been a social problem worldwide.


Towards a sociological understanding of football hooliganism as a world phenomenon; "Aguante" and repression - football, politics and violence in Argentina; Australian soccer's "ethnic" tribes; bohemian rhapsody - football supporters in the Czech Republic; another side to French exceptionalism - football without hooligans?; football hooliganism in Germany - a developmental sociological study; subcultures of hardcore fans in West Attica (Greece); the Hungarian case; the dog that didn't bark? Football hooliganism in Ireland; Italian ultras today - change or decline?; Barras Bravas - representation and crowd violence in Peruvian football; violent disturbances in Portuguese football; the "black cat" of South Africa and the chiefs-pirates conflict; soccer spectators and fans in Japan; a walk on the wild side - exposing North American sports crowd disorder; towards a global programme of football hooliganism research.


"This is one of the sadly rare instances of an Irish publisher producing a book not noticeably Irish in target readership or origin but of international importance and appeal." Books Ireland Summer 2002 "It is a must read for sports sociologists and others interested in the root causes of fan deviance ... it demonstrates how sports provide an important laboratory in which to study modern societal issues, such as class conflict and interracial strife." Contemporary Sociology 32 (4) 2003 "the contributors present an illuminating and at times entertaining composite sketch of the complex forces that generate this ubiquitous social ritual. Researchers interested in the diffusion of global sports culture and associated institutions such as fan groups and stadium security apparatus will find this volume a useful resource." CHOICE Sept 2003 "The overall balance of authors provides a timely international contribution to what is a growing worldwide phenomenon." Irish Journal of Sociology 2003
EAN: 9781900621748
ISBN: 1900621746
Untertitel: Football Hooliganism as a World Phenomenon. notes, bibliography, index. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University College Dublin Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2002
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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