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The Resource Fanaticus : mischief and madness in the modern sports fan, Justine Gubar

Fanaticus : mischief and madness in the modern sports fan, Justine Gubar

Label
Fanaticus : mischief and madness in the modern sports fan
Title
Fanaticus
Title remainder
mischief and madness in the modern sports fan
Statement of responsibility
Justine Gubar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2011, the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Oakland Raiders in a preseason matchup that would become a seminal moment for fan violence. During the game, seventy fans were ejected from the stadium, one person was beaten unconscious in the men's room, and two men were shot in the parking lot after the game. This is hardly an isolated incident. At any given game, fans get kicked out and arrested for acting out. In the spring of 2014 alone, soccer headlines screamed of a fan killed in Brazil, a supporter who punched a police horse in England, and three fans shot in Italy. But why do fans resort to such violence? What drives them to abandon societal norms and act out in unimaginable ways? This book explores the roots of extreme fanaticism, from organized thuggery to digital hate speech. Justine Gubar divulges outrageous and often shocking incidents, including first-hand accounts from both the transgressors and victims. Gubar reaches back into ancient times, providing a history of fan violence throughout the ages before delving into events of misbehavior, violence, and hatred in the United States and around the world. She revisits several notorious riots and tragedies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America in order to understand mayhem on a global scale. In addition, Gubar investigates the sports leagues and the security and beverage industries so as to explain the roots of fan misbehavior and to dispel common myths that are often invoked to understand the madness. Featuring original interviews with European football hooligans, rioting college students, stadium security experts, and many others, Fanaticus provides a window into what drives human behavior
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gubar, Justine
Dewey number
306.4/83
Index
index present
LC call number
GV715
LC item number
.G83 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports spectators
  • Sports spectators
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sports spectators
  • Sports spectators
  • Sportfan
  • Schwere Körperverletzung
  • Gewalttätigkeit
  • Fanatismus
  • Verhalten
Label
Fanaticus : mischief and madness in the modern sports fan, Justine Gubar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
And then we burn a couch -- Fandemonium: unforgettable moments in fan violence -- Fans around the world -- Your brain on sports -- Beer, here! -- The voice of the fan -- The art of noise -- The age of entitlement: how we are shaping a new generation of sports fans -- Moving the chains
Control code
ocn900180175
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 232 pages
Isbn
9781442228924
Lccn
2014048892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442228924
  • (OCoLC)900180175
Label
Fanaticus : mischief and madness in the modern sports fan, Justine Gubar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
And then we burn a couch -- Fandemonium: unforgettable moments in fan violence -- Fans around the world -- Your brain on sports -- Beer, here! -- The voice of the fan -- The art of noise -- The age of entitlement: how we are shaping a new generation of sports fans -- Moving the chains
Control code
ocn900180175
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 232 pages
Isbn
9781442228924
Lccn
2014048892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442228924
  • (OCoLC)900180175

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