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Soccer and Disaster : International Perspectives - Paul Darby

Soccer and Disaster

International Perspectives

By: Paul Darby (Editor), Martin Johnes (Editor), Gavin Mellor (Editor)

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Published: 1st April 2005
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The word disaster is much used in the world of soccer - conceding a penalty, a sending off, an untimely defeat. Comparing these with real life disasters puts things into perspective and the results of the games become insignificant. Soccer is not more important than life or death
For the first time, real life tragedies in the world of soccer are explored in one volume. From the loss of life of talented young players in the Munich and Zambian air disasters to fatal overcrowding at Hillsborough and Moscow. During the history of the game, fans and players alike have been the victims of negligence, complacency and misfortune. The causes, consequences and legacies of these and other disasters are examined in this book that reveals frightening parallels and important lessons.
A powerful book suitable for students of sociology, sports studies and social history.
This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Sport in the Global Society.

Notes on the Contributorsp. vi
Forewordp. ix
Introduction: Football Disasters: A Conceptual Framep. 1
'Heads in the Sand': Football, Politics and Crowd Disasters in Twentieth-Century Britainp. 10
'The Day was an Ugly One': Wembley, 28th April 1923p. 28
The Ibrox Stadium Disaster of 1971p. 45
Death on the Terraces: The Contexts and Injustices of the 1989 Hillsborough Disasterp. 59
'The Cursed Cup': Italian Responses to the 1985 Heysel Disasterp. 77
Not Just A Game: The Kayseri vs. Sivas Football Disasterp. 95
'Like Cows Driven to a Dip': The 2001 Ellis Park Stadium Disaster in South Africap. 109
A Context of Vulnerability: The Zambian Air Disaster, 1993p. 124
'The Flowers of Manchester': The Munich Disaster and the Discursive Creation of Manchester United Football Clubp. 141
Political and Social Fantasies in Peruvian Football: The Tragedy of Alianza Lima in 1987p. 161
The Superga Disaster and the Death of the 'great Torino'p. 174
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780714653525
ISBN-10: 0714653527
Series: Sport in the Global Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.33 x 16.1  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1