ISBN No. 9781843921295
No.of pages 224
This book provides an introduction and overview to the subject of football hooliganism. Unlike many other books on the subject it is not concerned with a single theoretical perspective but is concerned rather to provide a critical overview, discussing the various approaches to the subject. Three fallacies provide themes which run through the book: the notion that football hooliganism is new, that it is a uniquely football problem, and that it is an English phenomenon The book examines the history of football related violence, the problems in defining the nature of football hooliganism, the data available on the extent of football hooliganism, a detailed review of the various theories about who the hooligans are and why they behave as they do, and an analysis of policing and social policy in relation to tacking football hooliganism.
Table of contentsPreface; Part 1 Introduction; 1 Introduction; 2 Football violence in history; Part 2 Defining football hooliganism; 3 The nature and extent of football hooliganism; 4 Levels of violence in Europe; 5 European fan profiles and behaviour; Part 3 Explaining football hooliganism; 6 An overview of British theories of football hooliganism; 7 British theoretical perspectives in detail; 8 Theoretical approaches from Europe and beyond; 9 The media and football hooliganism; 10 Football violence and alcohol; 11 Racism and football fans; Part 4 Tackling football hooliganism; 12 Policing football hooliganism; 13 Repressive social controls; 14 More proactive and preventive measures; References and selected bibliography; Useful websites; Index
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