Football, Violence and Social Identity Essay

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Football, Violence and Social Identity

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As the 1994 World Cup competition in the USA again demonstrates, football is one of the most popular participant and spectator sports around the world. The fortunes of teams can have great significance for the communities they represent at both local and national levels. Social and cultural analysts have only recently started to investigate the wide variety of customs, values and social patterns that surround the game in different societies. This volume contributes to the widening focus of research by presenting new data and explanations of football-related violence.
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ISBN 0-203-67392-1 (Adobe eReader Format) ISBN 0-415-09837-8 (hbk) ISBN 0-415-09838-6 (pbk)

Contents

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List of tables List of contributors Acknowledgements 1 Introduction Richard Giulianotti, Norman Bonney and Mike Hepworth Social identity and public order: political and academic discourses on football

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