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

Authors: Cashmore, E., Cleland, J.

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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.

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.

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"Amid widespread contemporary expressions of positivity regarding football's assumed social value, one might be forgiven for thinking that the game's deleterious aspects are being consigned to history. Football's Dark Side provides a critical and timely rejoinder, demonstrating that beyond the glamour and spectacle an array of serious problems and exclusions endure." Daniel Burdsey, School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton, UK

"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


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Football's Dark Side: Corruption, Homophobia, Violence and Racism in the Beautiful Game
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37127-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137371270
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37126-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47552-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 106
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