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Fanaticus: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan explores the roots of extreme fanaticism, from organized thuggery to digital hate speech. Outrageous and often shocking incidents are divulged, as are first-hand accounts from both the transgressors and victims. Justine Gubar investigates the sports leagues, the security industry, and even the beverage companies in order to explain the upsurge in fan misbehavior and to dispel common myths that are often invoked to understand the madness. Featuring original interviews with high-ranking stadium law enforcement officials, European football hooligans, rioting college students, and many others, Fanaticus provides a rare window into what drives human behavior and causes seemingly unremarkable people to abandon societal norms and act out in unimaginable ways. Together, these voices create the fullest picture of modern fan violence ever written.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781442228931
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2015