Soccer Hooliganism In Britain

Anita White
1982 Quest (National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education)  
This paper examines the social problem of soccer hooliganism in Britain in relation to selected sociological and social-psychological perspectives of a general nature. First, the development of soccer hooliganism over the last two decades is outlined. Second, the phenomenon is located in its sociohistoric and subcultural context. Third, the social-psychological construct of identification is discussed with reference to the soccer fan. Finally, the findings and analyses of British researchers
more » ... considered within the overall framework of collective behavior theory.
doi:10.1080/00336297.1982.10483774 fatcat:vczv3jfr3zcsllyhefrgwho3si