Policing football: Social interaction and negotiated disorder

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    This book presents a critical portrait of the British police through a detailed ethnography of their work at football matches. Megan O'Neill not only sheds light on a topic of intense media interest, football hooliganism, but also presents the police in a totally fresh perspective. By using the work of Erving Goffman, she demonstrates how the police are a far from unified force. Their informal interaction 'teams' divide them operationally and socially.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages220
    ISBN (Electronic)9781280455681, 9780230512405
    ISBN (Print)9781403941183
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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