Sports Fan Violence in North America (häftad)
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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225 x 155 x 14 mm
295 g
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2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
Sports Fan Violence in North America (häftad)

Sports Fan Violence in North America

Häftad Engelska, 2007-09-01
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This extensively researched book addresses sports fan violence sociologically, using both theoretical models and empirical data. Lewis draws from the theoretical approaches based on the collective behavior models of Neil J. Smelser and Clark McPhail in order to show how to study fan violence using the intensive case history method. This method is then applied to an in-depth analysis of the Ohio State-Michigan football celebration riot in 2002 and the Boston Red Sox celebration riot in 2004. The book concludes by proposing solutions for the prevention and control of sports fan violence.
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Professor Lewis has produced an incredibly well-written and well-researched overview of the sociology of sports fan violence. Having spent his career studying this phenomenon, Lewis has now crafted the definitive work in the field. This outstanding work is required reading for anyone wanting to understand the roots of sports fan violence in America. -- Jack Levin An excellent monograph for lower level courses. Lewis writes very well, without jargon and complex phraseology, with a clear goal of showing students the connection between predictions and the collection of empirical materials that would permit testing. While it is true that he skirts treatment of the nature of theory and collective behavior, he is able to include in the monograph a surprising amount of scientific methods and substantive materials. He gives us a good read, full of details about these often tragic events. -- B. E. Aguirre, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware * Contemporary Society * Sociologist Lewis draws upon his nearly 30 years of prior research to explain the sports fandom phenomenon of what he labels "celebrating riots" ....As the author explicitly acknowledges, his book is intended for not only sociologists who study collective behavior theoretically, but also for business owners, government officials, local residents, and public safety officials in an effort to help them prepare for and/or prevent future fan violence in practical, pragmatic ways. Recommended. * CHOICE, May 2008 * Jerry Lewis has produced a gem: a complex, honest, and lucid analysis of sports fan violence. He transforms this near-pathological phenomenon into something understandable and even conventional. Always original, his treatment of fan violence as a type of social pollution is astounding, attesting to the sociological acuity of the book. -- Neil Smelser, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of California.

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Jerry Lewis is emeritus professor of sociology at Kent State University.


Chapter 1 Introduction to Sports Fan Violence in North America Chapter 2 Sports Fan Violence: An Overview Chapter 3 Approaches to Studying Sports Fan Violence Chapter 4 Social Correlates of Sports Fan Violence Chapter 5 Socialization of the Violent Fan: Research Questions Chapter 6 The Ohio State and Red Sox Celebrating Riots Chapter 7 Serious Fan Violence and the Importance of Sport Chapter 8 Solutions to the Problems of Fan Violence