'The way it was': an account of soccer violence in the 1980s

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93678
Title:
'The way it was': an account of soccer violence in the 1980s
Authors:
Gibbons, T. (Tom); Dixon, K. (Kevin); Braye, S. (Stuart) ( 0000-0001-8794-946X )
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law. Sport & Exercise Section.
Citation:
Gibbons, T., Dixon, K. and Braye, S. (2008) ''The way it was': an account of soccer violence in the 1980s', Soccer & Society, 9 (1), pp.28-41.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Soccer & Society
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93678
DOI:
10.1080/14660970701616704
Abstract:
Causes of football hooliganism are still widely disputed by academics, and narrative accounts from reflective ex-hooligans in the public domain are often sensationalized. The aims of this essay are to critically assess some of the main academic theories behind the causes of football hooliganism; and, to consider the value of gathering less sensationalistic in-depth narrative accounts from reflective ex-hooligans in order to further understanding. This has been achieved through presenting findings from a case study comprising interviews and a life testimony from an ex- football hooligan who has become an active member of a Christian church. The methodological value of narrative accounts from reflective ex-hooligans is also discussed in relation to its validity, representation and its general appropriateness towards the study of football hooliganism. A case is made for sociologists to consider using in-depth oral accounts from reflective ex-hooligans in order to ensure theory reflects empirical evidence.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
soccer violence; football hooliganism; 1980s; causes
ISSN:
1466-0970
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 04/02/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 04/03/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorGibbons, T. (Tom)en
dc.contributor.authorDixon, K. (Kevin)en
dc.contributor.authorBraye, S. (Stuart)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-04T14:37:58Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-04T14:37:58Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationSoccer & Society; 9 (1): 28-41en
dc.identifier.issn1466-0970-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14660970701616704-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93678-
dc.description.abstractCauses of football hooliganism are still widely disputed by academics, and narrative accounts from reflective ex-hooligans in the public domain are often sensationalized. The aims of this essay are to critically assess some of the main academic theories behind the causes of football hooliganism; and, to consider the value of gathering less sensationalistic in-depth narrative accounts from reflective ex-hooligans in order to further understanding. This has been achieved through presenting findings from a case study comprising interviews and a life testimony from an ex- football hooligan who has become an active member of a Christian church. The methodological value of narrative accounts from reflective ex-hooligans is also discussed in relation to its validity, representation and its general appropriateness towards the study of football hooliganism. A case is made for sociologists to consider using in-depth oral accounts from reflective ex-hooligans in order to ensure theory reflects empirical evidence.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 04/02/2010]en
dc.subjectsoccer violenceen
dc.subjectfootball hooliganismen
dc.subject1980sen
dc.subjectcausesen
dc.title'The way it was': an account of soccer violence in the 1980sen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law. Sport & Exercise Section.en
dc.identifier.journalSoccer & Societyen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 04/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardGibbons, T., Dixon, K. and Braye, S. (2008) ''The way it was': an account of soccer violence in the 1980s', Soccer & Society, 9 (1), pp.28-41.-
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