Che razza di tifo
Author: Mauro Valeri
Publisher: Donzelli Editore
Ultras: tifo violento o rivendicazione di un’identità culturale e storica? Questo studio, basandosi sull’analisi sociolinguistica degli striscioni degli Ultras della Fiorentina (dal campionato 2004-2005 ad oggi), prende in esame lo stile di comunicazione e le tematiche espresse dagli Ultras Viola. Il quadro che emerge mostra dinamiche comunicative complesse ed articolate, discostandosi dall’immagine classica che i media veicolano sul fenomeno Ultras.Gli striscioni si dimostrano infatti come un mezzo di espressione e condivisone di un’identità complessa e territorialmente radicata, che porta gli autori a formulare e rispondere ad un chiaro interrogativo: il fenomeno Ultras è espressione di disagio sociale o di rivendicazione identitaria? Nicola Guerra, laureato in Economia e Commercio a Pisa e dottorando di ricerca presso l’Università di Turku (Finlandia), ha pubblicato tre monografie: Partir Bisogna (2001), sulle tematiche migratorie, Controrisorgimento (2009) sulle problematiche dell’identità nazionale e L'IRA dei murales (2011), sulla street art come fenomeno identitario e combattentistico della comunità cattolica nordirlandese. Valentina Imperi, laureata in Scienze della Comunicazione a Roma, si è occupata di comunicazione, immagine e promozione in ambito cinematografico e culturale, e lavora come semiologa in ricerche di mercato qualitative. Claudia Vardanega, laureata in Sociologia dei Processi Culturali a Roma, è specializzata nell’analisi semantica dei contenuti dei media tradizionali e del web 2.0. Ha pubblicato articoli per l’AI.BI. e l’Eurispes. Questo testo è parte della collana “Territori Sociologici – I Working Papers” www.territorisociologici.info
The French Perfumer
Author: Amanda Hampson
Publisher: Penguin UK
'Shorthand typist required by English speaker in the South of France. Live-in, full board plus salary commensurate with experience.' Iris Turner, an unworldly young Englishwoman, arrives in the French Riviera to take up a secretarial role for the mysterious Hammond Brooke. Living in a small, exclusive hotel among eccentric and unpredictable aristocrats and struggling to gain her employer's trust, she soon realises that nothing is as it seems. Initiated into the mysterious world of perfume, she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue and deception. Gradually discovering the truth, she gains a new understanding of the meaning of love, loyalty and betrayal. By the bestselling author of The Olive Sisters, this is a captivating and evocative novel full of surprising twists and turns. 'Hampson has created a vivid world and colourful characters ... a tale with verve, sharp observations and humour.' Sarah Turnbull, author of Almost French
The Inter City Firm...hard, terrifyingly vicious, brilliantly organised, tremendously feared and hihgly fashionable. They were the most notorious firm of the Seventies and Eighties football hooligans this country has ever seen. For the first time ever, all the aces of the West Ham firm reveal their memories and thoughts about the violence, the battles, the campaigns, the run-ins with the authorities, and all that came with it. Bestselling author Cass Pennant was one of the best-known figures of the I.C.F. He has used his unique position as a West Ham insider to bring together these first-hand accounts of the men who were at the eye of the storm, both on and of the terraces. These tales from the terraces range from the inflamed East End rivalry with Millwall, to the she-end battles with Chelsea, from aggravation at Anfield's Kop to the disaster in Heysel. These stories unfold against a backdrop of sharp fashion and music, such as The Cockney Rejects and Sham 69 that became the hallmark of the hoolifans.
Author: Elisa Gioia
Gioia thought she had found the love of her life. But when her punk-rocker boyfriend suddenly dumps her, she s left glued to social media for clues about what he s up to. Devastated by what she finds, she takes solace in her ad agency job and throws herself into a project for an international record company. She struggles to make deadlines and finds herself once again at the mercy of the Internet. That s when sexy businessman Christian comes to her rescue. Christian is everything a girl could want clever, charming, and handsome enough to appear in "Vogue." But Gioia can t help wondering if he has an ulterior motive. And when her ex-boyfriend reappears in her life, she begins to doubt everything. Will her heart lead her to the right decision? Or will she get caught in the hooks of these two charismatic men?"
Theatre of Silence
Author: Matthew Bazell
Penned by one of the Grand Masters of science fiction in the 1940s, a classic science fiction adventure is re-released and augmented with the Rull stories not incorporated into the original novel version. Original. 10,000 first printing.
This systematic historical and sociological study of the phenomenon of football hooliganism examines the history of crowd disorderliness at association football matches in Britain and assesses both popular and academic explanations of the problem. The authors’ study starts in the 1880s, when professional football first emerged in its modern form, charting the pre and inter-war periods and revealing that England’s World Cup triumph formed a watershed. The changing social composition of football crowds and the changing class structure of British society is discussed and the genesis of modern football hooliganism is explained by tracing it to the cultural conditions and circumstances which reproduce in young working-class males an interest in a publicly expressed aggressive masculine style.
Author: Nick Hornby
Publisher: Penguin UK
A famous account of growing up to be a fanatical football supporter. Told through a series of match reports, FEVER PITCH has enjoyed enormous critical and commercial success since it was first published in 1992. It has helped to create a new kind ofsports writing, and established Hornby as one of the finest writers of his generation.
Author: Martin Knight, Martin King
Publisher: Random House
Hoolifan is the story of one man, Martin King, and his experiences spanning three decades with the country's foremost soccer gang. Chelsea have always been at the cutting edge of football violence, and King himself was at the heart of the evolving Chelsea mob for some 30 years. From his first visit to a football ground in the early 1960s, he charts his development from a rattle-waving child through to a fully fledged member of the notorious Chelsea Shed in the 1970s and finally to his exploits as a key player in the most feared football gang of the 1980s and 1990s - the so-called Chelsea Headhunters. King describes the leading characters of the various eras, not just from Chelsea but from across the country. He also records every clash, ambush and act of revenge in vivid detail, as well as the camaraderie and style of this most infamous soccer gang. This is not just another book on the well-trodden subject of football hooliganism, as, unlike so many authors, Martin King makes no attempt to distance himself from the violence and leaves readers to draw their own conclusions. At times provocative, often humorous and always honest, Hoolifan places the phenomenon of football hooliganism in its true social context.
Author: Annie Vivanti Chartres