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The Resource Among the thugs, Bill Buford

Among the thugs, Bill Buford

Label
Among the thugs
Title
Among the thugs
Statement of responsibility
Bill Buford
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What sort of man spends his Saturday afternoons with people named Bonehead, Paraffin Pete, and Steamin' Sammy? Bill Buford's acclaimed 'Among the Thugs' is a book about the experience, and the attractions, of crowd violence.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Buford, Bill
Dewey number
306.483
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV715
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence in sports
  • Spectator control
  • Soccer
  • Deviant behavior
  • Soccer fans
  • Sport
  • Society & culture: general
  • Autobiography: general
  • Violence in society
  • Memoirs
  • True crime
  • Sports & active outdoor recreation
  • Football (Soccer, Association football)
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • c 1980 to c 1989
  • Anthropology
  • Biography: general
  • Organized crime
  • Media, entertainment, information & communication industries
Summary expansion
*** Before Running with the Firm came Among the Thugs - the bestselling classic account of football violence in English football ***Welcome to the world of football thuggery. They have names like Bonehead, Paraffin Pete and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager, football, the Queen, and themselves. They love England. They dislike the rest of the known universe. The beautiful game remains ugly. From following Manchster's Red Army to drinking with Skinheads, acclaimed writer Bill Buford enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of Hunter S. Thompson. Among the Thugs is a terrifying, malevolently funny, supremely chilling book about the experience, and the eerie allure, of crowd violence and football culture
Target audience
specialized
Label
Among the thugs, Bill Buford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1991
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0029243743
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781784759544
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Among the thugs, Bill Buford
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1991
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0029243743
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781784759544
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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      51.4771154 -0.2025884
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