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Vem kallar du huligan?: en analys av fenomenet huliganism
Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

The aim of this essay was to study football hooliganism and “firms”. What drives asupporter to, in a group of people, commit violent acts and damage in the name offootball? The underlying question of this paper is: what distinguishes football hooliganism as a social phenomenon? We have interviewed football hooligans in order to interpret their behaviour and their view of themselves in relation to respective firm.Our advances towards the members of the firms have been central and have directedthe work of the paper, which is a mixture of an interview- and literature study. The data obtained was limited for reasons of loyalty, and we have therefore used the Wolf and Buford group culture study for indirect empirics. In our history part Dunning, Elias, Clarke and Brännberg discuss masculinity, working class and supporter culture. Collins religious theory about symbol and social rituals form our theoretical starting point in theanalyse. Hooliganism is about let oneself go, get elited and excited. The symbol of religion could be a club badge or the own group culture. The energy which is due to the community produce a collective self where the members can act fanatical. Hooliganism is a male phenomenon whereby individuals receive community and social identity, but also an excitement witch goes beyond socially accepted boundaries. The values of thefirm are being confirmed through rituals and symbols witch also cause the individual toloose the own identity. The members want to become elated and get into a state ofexcitement. That state is not controlled by the individuals own personality, but by thecollective self. It is a form of excited sociality.

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2006. , p. 36
Keywords [en]
Hooligan, Football Hooliganism, Supporter, Symbol, Casual, Social Ritual, Overexcited Sociality
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-805ISRN: ORU-SAM/SOC-C--06/0007--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-805DiVA, id: diva2:137306
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