Football, Fascism and Fandom: The UltraS of Italian Football

Football, Fascism and Fandom: The UltraS of Italian Football

by Gary Armstrong, Alberto Testa
     
 

Not to be confused with the English football 'hooligan,' the UltraS are the hard-core subculture of fans at the two main Rome football clubs - AS Roma and SS Lazio. With neo-fascist sympathies, these groups (the Boys at Roma and the Irriducibili at Lazio) are political and well-organised. Following years of undercover work and interviews with the leading figures

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Not to be confused with the English football 'hooligan,' the UltraS are the hard-core subculture of fans at the two main Rome football clubs - AS Roma and SS Lazio. With neo-fascist sympathies, these groups (the Boys at Roma and the Irriducibili at Lazio) are political and well-organised. Following years of undercover work and interviews with the leading figures within the organizations, Gary Armstrong and Alberto Testa have written a fascinating expose and examination of the UltraS. A unique and terrifying study of a group that had not been examined in depth before now.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408123713
Publisher:
A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.75(d)

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Meet the Author

Gary Armstrong is a teacher in the School of Sport and Education, Brunel
University, London, and author of Football Hooligans (Berg).

Alberto Testa is a Lecturer in the Social Sciences of Sport at Brunel University, London.

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