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Football on Trial : Spectator Violence and Development in the Football World - John Williams

Football on Trial

Spectator Violence and Development in the Football World

Paperback Published: 24th May 1990
ISBN: 9780415050234
Number Of Pages: 256

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International football fixtures, such as the World Cup finals in Italy in 1990, draw together not only rival teams but rival fans. The police and the media are increasingly geared up to tackle international fixtures as occasions for the outbreak of crowd disorder. It can sometimes seem that the behaviour of the fans is more important than the game itself. Football on Trial examines some of the causes of football hooliganism as a European and world phenomenon. It casts an eye forward to the 1994 World Cup in Los Angeles and asks why soccer hooliganism has not been a problem in the USA. It also examines the connections between player violence and spectator violence, and considers the role of the media in producing soccer crowd disorder. The authors have built a world class reputation as authors of Hooligans Abroad and The Roots of Football Hooliganism , a reputation that this accessible and penetrating work can only add to.

Introduction: the Spectre of Hooliganism and the World Cup Finals
Spectator Violence at Football Matches: Towards a Sociological Explanation
Spectator Violence at Football before the First World War
Soccer Crowd Disorder and the Press: Processes of Amplification and De-Amplification in Historical Perspective
The Roots of Player and Spectator Violence in Football
'Just a day out with the boys': Class, Gender, Race and the Social Production of Football Hooligan Violence
Soccer Hooliganism as a European and World Phenomenon
Why is there no Soccer Hooliganism in the United States?
Football on Trial: The Future of Soccer as a World Game
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ISBN: 9780415050234
ISBN-10: 0415050235
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 24th May 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1