This book argues that sport is essential to the social health of any society. Participation in the sport fan experience is very meaningful for a significant portion of the membership of any society. This volume argues that sports fan violence, particularly celebrating riots after championship play, disturbs and harms one of the key positive aspects of sports.
Jerry Lewis is emeritus professor of sociology at Kent State University.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Sports Fan Violence in North America Chapter 2 Sports Fan Violence: An Overview Chapter 3 Approaches to Studying Sports Fan Violence Chapter 4 Social Correlates of Sports Fan Violence Chapter 5 Socialization of the Violent Fan: Research Questions Chapter 6 The Ohio State and Red Sox Celebrating Riots Chapter 7 Serious Fan Violence and the Importance of Sport Chapter 8 Solutions to the Problems of Fan Violence