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

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
    Pages 1-13
  3. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
    Pages 14-28
  4. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
    Pages 29-45
  5. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
    Pages 46-63
  6. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
    Pages 64-80
  7. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
    Pages 81-89
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 90-106

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

CORRUPTION FOOTBALL HOMOPHOBIA RACISM VIOLENCE SPORTS FANS CULTURE corruption football Sport sports violence

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Staffordshire UniversityUK
  2. 2.Loughborough UniversityUK

About the authors

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.

Bibliographic information

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