Hooligans : Nice guys or the last alpha males? A study of Swedish football supporters’ self-image

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Hooligans : Nice guys or the last alpha males? A study of Swedish football supporters’ self-image

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dc.contributor.author Radmann, Aage
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-14T10:27:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-14T10:27:49Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14563
dc.description.abstract There are several problems with using the terms hooligan and hooliganism, as these are not emotionally neutral. The media as well as other parties use these terms uncritically to indicate a number of different phenomena. I will argue about the importance of understanding the complexity of the various aspects of supportership. This includes an understanding of the many facets of supportership as well as the numerous different contexts in which the people involved are acting in. The article clarify how Swedish football supporters – labelled hooligans by the media, sports clubs and the general public – describe themselves, their background, how they regard hooliganism, violence and why they engage in it. The study is based on interviews, and the informants’ self-image and opinions about hooligans and hooliganism will be analysed using the concept of identity as well as masculinity theory. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject soccer en_US
dc.subject hooliganism en_US
dc.subject media en_US
dc.subject masculinity en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Hooligans : Nice guys or the last alpha males? A study of Swedish football supporters’ self-image en_US
dc.type Conference other en_US
dc.relation.url http://www.nasss.org/conference/2012-conference/ en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Education and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Sport Sciences (IDV) en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.nasss.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2012-NASSS-Final-program-and-abstracts.pdf
dcterms.description.conferenceName North American Society for the Sociology of Sport(NASSS)
dcterms.description.conferencePlace New orleans, USA
dcterms.description.conferenceYear 2012
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