Football, fascism and fandom: the UltraS of Italian football

Testa, Alberto and Armstrong, Gary (2010) Football, fascism and fandom: the UltraS of Italian football. Bloomsbury, London, UK. ISBN 9781408123713

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Abstract

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 presents a fascinating account of the world of the neo-fascist UltraS.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice
Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Criminology
Law and criminal justice > Law
Social sciences > Sociology of deviance
Depositing User: Alberto Testa
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 12:33
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 12:21
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1025

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