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Hooligan: A History of Respectable Fears [Hardcover]

Geoffrey Pearson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Schocken Books (Mar 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805238859
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805238853
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,504,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Hooligan - a history of respectable fears 15 Oct 2002
thought we were the first generation to be plagued by youth crime? Think football hooligans are something that started with the premiership? then think again.
this is a lively, interesting and informative read which highlights the history of the perception of youth disorder in Britain.
This makes light reading for those studying society, criminal justice etc. yet it is full of useful dates, quotes and can invoke lively discussions if used in groupwork.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new under the sun 10 May 2009
By Wahiba
Whenever people go on about the 'good old days' I always refer them to this book. Seems like all our 'modern' problems existed from the dawn of civilisation.
Evidently the 'good old days' are any years before what the majority of the population can remember back to.
Probably the last book to be promoted by the popular press.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 19 Aug 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Excellent book; questions the consistent use of a fear of moral decline by comparing it against a 20 year recurrence and the perpetual notion of a past 'golden age'.
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