Ultra

eAudio - unabridged
Product Number: TCM3261
Released: 01 Jan, 2020
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
ISBN: #9781789547474
Narrator(s): Adam Bromley
Publisher: W F Howes
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Italy's ultras are the most organised and violent fans in European football. Many groups have evolved into criminal gangs, involved in ticket-touting, drug-dealing and murder. A cross between the Hells Angels and hooligans, they're often the foot-soldiers of the Mafia and have been instrumental in the rise of the far-right. But the purist ultras say that they are insurgents fighting against a police state and modern football. Only amongst the ultras, they say, can you find belonging, community and a sacred concept of sport. They champion not just their teams, they say, but their forgotten suburbs and the dispossessed. Through the prism of the ultras Jones crafts a compelling investigation into Italian society and its favourite sport. He writes about not just the ultras of some of Italy's biggest clubs – Juventus, Torino, Lazio, Roma and Genoa – but also about its lesser-known ones from Cosenza and Catania. He examines the sinister side of football fandom, with its violence and political extremism, but also admires the passion, wit, solidarity and style of a fascinating and contradictory subculture.

Author(s): Tobias Jones
Original Publish Date: 01 Jan, 2020

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CD
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Author(s): Tobias Jones
Narrator(s): Adam Bromley
Product Number CX5626
Released: 01 Jan, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781789547467
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Tobias Jones
Narrator(s): Adam Bromley
Product Number MPCD4497
Released: 01 Jan, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781789547481

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