Football, Fascism and Fandom

Football, Fascism and Fandom

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Passionate, political and principled, the UltraS are the hardcore subculture of football supporters found in the stadiums of Italy. Amongst the most committed and uncompromising are two such groups who gather in support of the main football clubs of Rome - AS Roma and SS Lazio. Openly proclaiming neo-fascist sympathies, and not afraid of violence against rival supporters and police, these groups (the Boys Roma and the Lazio Irriducibili) are well-organised and determined to bring about social and political change and stamp out those who oppose them. The much-maligned football hooligans of England pale by comparison. Following years of research involving individuals inside these organisations, and drawing on exclusive interviews with each group's leading figures, Alberto Testa and Gary Armstrong present a fascinating account of the world of the neo-fascist UltraS.The UltraS of Italian Football Alberto Testa, Gary Armstrong ... Armstrong, G. ( 1998). Football Hooligans: Knowing the Score. Oxford: Berg. Armstrong, G., aamp; Young, M. (1997). ... Berkeley: University of California Press. De Sisti, S. (1996a€“ 1997).

Title:Football, Fascism and Fandom
Author:Alberto Testa, Gary Armstrong
Publisher:A&C Black - 2011-11-16


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