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Ensam är man ingen, men i gruppen är man någon – om fotbollshuliganism som socialt fenomen med inriktning på betydelsen av grupptillhörighet och självkänsla

Jönsson, Henrik LU and Gullmander, Emily LU (2010) SOPA63 20092
School of Social Work
Abstract
During the last couple of years, the media have come to intensify their description of a “football hooligan”. The “football hooligan” is often described as a young man, with an engaging interest for football but who also is provided with an ability and willingness to use physical violence for the sake of defending the favourite football club and its own group. This is a painting picture in various ways but for us, it was an incomplete one. We decided therefore to try to look behind this social construction and seek the answer on why the person seeks his belonging to this type of group. The study was made by empirical studies where eight people were interviewed. The following analysis also contained an analytical application of George... (More)
During the last couple of years, the media have come to intensify their description of a “football hooligan”. The “football hooligan” is often described as a young man, with an engaging interest for football but who also is provided with an ability and willingness to use physical violence for the sake of defending the favourite football club and its own group. This is a painting picture in various ways but for us, it was an incomplete one. We decided therefore to try to look behind this social construction and seek the answer on why the person seeks his belonging to this type of group. The study was made by empirical studies where eight people were interviewed. The following analysis also contained an analytical application of George Herbert Mead theory on the individual development of “I” and “me” and Henri Tajfel’s Social Identity Theory. By way of introduction, the study showed that it is difficult to appoint the main reason on why the individual seeks himself to this type of group. The study showed however that it is of rather great importance to the individual to experience the meaning of fellowship, no matter possible sacrifices. Also can occurrence of bad self-esteem affect the individual at a certain level to become a “football hooligan”, but the study showed at the same time that many “football hooligans” are provided with good self-esteem before their entrance in the group. Eventually the study gave a result containing an answer that we never had considered before writing this essay and that helped us to increase our ability to see the boy/man behind the “football hooligan”-mask. (Less)
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author
Jönsson, Henrik LU and Gullmander, Emily LU
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organization
alternative title
As alone you are nobody, but in a group you are somebody – football hooliganism as a social phenomenon with concentration on the significance of belonging to a group and self-esteem
course
SOPA63 20092
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
belonging to a group, fellowship, kick of adrenaline, self-esteem, football hooligan
language
Swedish
id
1530536
date added to LUP
2010-01-27 11:33:12
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  abstract     = {During the last couple of years, the media have come to intensify their description of a “football hooligan”. The “football hooligan” is often described as a young man, with an engaging interest for football but who also is provided with an ability and willingness to use physical violence for the sake of defending the favourite football club and its own group. This is a painting picture in various ways but for us, it was an incomplete one. We decided therefore to try to look behind this social construction and seek the answer on why the person seeks his belonging to this type of group. The study was made by empirical studies where eight people were interviewed. The following analysis also contained an analytical application of George Herbert Mead theory on the individual development of “I” and “me” and Henri Tajfel’s Social Identity Theory. By way of introduction, the study showed that it is difficult to appoint the main reason on why the individual seeks himself to this type of group. The study showed however that it is of rather great importance to the individual to experience the meaning of fellowship, no matter possible sacrifices. Also can occurrence of bad self-esteem affect the individual at a certain level to become a “football hooligan”, but the study showed at the same time that many “football hooligans” are provided with good self-esteem before their entrance in the group. Eventually the study gave a result containing an answer that we never had considered before writing this essay and that helped us to increase our ability to see the boy/man behind the “football hooligan”-mask.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Henrik and Gullmander, Emily},
  keyword      = {belonging to a group,fellowship,kick of adrenaline,self-esteem,football hooligan},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ensam är man ingen, men i gruppen är man någon – om fotbollshuliganism som socialt fenomen med inriktning på betydelsen av grupptillhörighet och självkänsla},
  year         = {2010},
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