Fanaticus

Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan

Author: Justine Gubar

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442228938

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

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In 2011, the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Oakland Raiders in a preseason matchup that would become a seminal moment for fan violence. During the game, seventy fans were ejected from the stadium, one person was beaten unconscious in the men’s room, and two men were shot in the parking lot after the game. This is hardly an isolated incident. At any given game, fans get kicked out and arrested for acting out. In the spring of 2014 alone, soccer headlines screamed of a fan killed in Brazil, a supporter who punched a police horse in England, and three fans shot in Italy. But why do fans resort to such violence? What drives them to abandon societal norms and act out in unimaginable ways? Fanaticus: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan explores the roots of extreme fanaticism, from organized thuggery to digital hate speech. Justine Gubar divulges outrageous and often shocking incidents, including first-hand accounts from both the transgressors and victims. Gubar reaches back into ancient times, providing a history of fan violence throughout the ages before delving into events of misbehavior, violence, and hatred in the United States and around the world. She revisits several notorious riots and tragedies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America in order to understand mayhem on a global scale. In addition, Gubar investigates the sports leagues and the security and beverage industries so as to explain the roots of fan misbehavior and to dispel common myths that are often invoked to understand the madness. Featuring original interviews with European football hooligans, rioting college students, stadium security experts, and many others, Fanaticus provides a rare window into what drives human behavior. Together, these voices create the fullest picture of modern fan violence ever written.
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The Art of Intelligence

More Simulations, Exercises, and Games

Author: Rubén Arcos,William J. Lahneman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538123479

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This professional resource offers a second volume of original simulations, exercises, and games designed by academics and intelligence professionals from around the world. These interactive learning tools add value to students’ understanding of the intelligence enterprise.
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Psilocybin Mushroom Handbook

Easy Indoor & Outdoor Cultivation

Author: L. G. Nicholas,Kerry Ogame

Publisher: Ed Rosenthal

ISBN: 9780932551719

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

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This well-illustrated book allows anyone with common sense, a clean kitchen, and a closet shelf to grow bumper crops of mushrooms. Besides step-by-step guides to cultivating four species of psilocybin-containing mushrooms, the book offers a wealth of additional information, including an introduction to mushroom biology, a resource guide for supplies, advice on discreetly integrating psychedelic mushrooms into outdoor gardens, and insights into the traditional use of psilocybins in sacred medicine. Also included are appendices with a summary of all included recipes.
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Forensic Psychology Reconsidered

A Critique of Mental Illness and the Courts

Author: David Polizzi,Matthew R. Draper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317234278

Category: Psychology

Page: 218

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Forensic psychology is where psychology meets the criminal justice system. An understanding of the intersection of criminal law and psychological issues relating to criminal responsibility is critical for criminal justice students. This accessible text focuses on the criminal law implications of forensic psychology as it relates to topics such as competency to stand trial, state of mind at the time of the crime, suicide by cop, and involuntary psychiatric medication administered in custody. Unlike more traditional texts on this topic, which are primarily concerned with the clinical practice of forensic psychology, this book focuses on critical thinking as it relates to these topics. Each chapter presents a critical analysis of the topic under study, going beyond merely identifying the legal parameters of criminal responsibility to explore the ethical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of that concept.
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A Philosophical Dictionary

From the French of M. de Voltaire. With Additional Notes, Both Critical and Argumentative

Author: Voltaire,Abner Kneeland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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