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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)

Paperback Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9780714682891
Number Of Pages: 193

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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.

Soccer Disasters: Causes, responses, legacies and lessons Darby, Johnes and Mellor
'Heads in the Sand': Football, politics and crowd disaster
The Hillsborough Disaster
The Heysel Stadium Disaster from the Perspective of Juventus
The Moscow Soccer Disaster 1982
The 1923 Wembley FA Cup Final
The Ellis Park Stadium Disaster
The Ibrox Disaster of 1971
The 1958 Munich Air Disaster
Superga's Disaster: Torino 1949
The Alianza Disaster 1987
The Zambian Air Disaster 1993
The Kayseri Vs Sivas Soccer Disaster
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ISBN: 9780714682891
ISBN-10: 0714682896
Series: Sport in the Global Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 1st June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.85  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1