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Football's Dark Side: Corruption, Homophobia, Violence and Racism in the Beautiful Game

by Professor Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland

Football's Dark Side: Corruption, Homophobia, Violence and Racism in the Beautiful Game Synopsis

Association football is the richest, most popular sport in history with a multicultural global following. It is also riven with corruption, racism, homophobia and a violence that has for decades resisted all attempts to tame it. Cashmore and Cleland examine football's dark side: the unpleasant, sleazy and downright nasty aspects of the sport.

Football's Dark Side: Corruption, Homophobia, Violence and Racism in the Beautiful Game Press Reviews

This book offers a series of theoretical perspectives on the `dark side' of football which will be of great interest to students of cultural studies and sociology. The book will also be of interest to people who follow the game beyond academia. ... a unique and invaluable resource for understanding the negative aspects of football culture. (Steven Harkins, San Francisco Review of Books, sanfranciscoreviewofbooks.com, May, 2017) This research is driven throughout by a mass online survey of football supporters and this approach makes the book a unique and invaluable resource for understanding the negative aspects of football culture. - LSE Review of Books

Book Information

ISBN: 9781137371263
Publication date: 2nd May 2014
Author: Professor Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 106 pages
Categories: Violence in society, Gay & Lesbian studies, Sociology: sport & leisure, Crime & criminology,

About Professor Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland

Ellis Cashmore is Professor of Culture, Media and Sport at Staffordshire University, UK. is the author of Beckham; Tyson; Making Sense of Sports and other books on social and cultural aspects of sport. You can find out more about Ellis at http://bit.ly/EllisCashmore. Jamie Cleland is a Lecturer in Criminology at Loughborough University, UK. He has published widely on contemporary football fandom and identity. You can find out more about Jamie at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/socialsciences/staff/cleland-jamie.html.

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