Inter-group relations between a group of football supporters, subgroups, and context in the initial phase of riots
2011 (English)In: The individual and the group - Future challenges: Proceedings from the 7th GRASP conference, University of Gothenburg, May 2010 / [ed] Christian Jacobsson & Max Rapp Ricciardi, Göteborg: University of Gothenburg , 2011, 91-102 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Within the frame of a project describing, analysing, and interpreting inter-group actions in large groups, we analysed a ten-minute video-sequence during a so-called high-risk footballmatch when supporters acted violently.
The local derby in Stockholm, Sweden, took place in august 2008. When these two teams meet usually high tension between the supporter groups develops and a large number of police officers are present, trying to prevent riots. The particular incident investigated took place right after a controversial penalty kick. The judgement of the referee was questioned and some fireworks were launched.
Findings of a thorough video-analysis show extensive inter-group activities both between supporter subgroups and between supporter groups, as well as with the group of police officers and security personnel. At the same time evidence for self-policing could be found.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: University of Gothenburg , 2011. 91-102 p.
inter-group, video-analysis, sub-groups, self-policing, football hooligans
Psychology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131431ISBN: 9789163392382OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-131431DiVA: diva2:972108
The 7th GRASP conference, University of Gothenburg, May 2010
Nordic Conference on Group and Social Psychology (7 : 2010 : Göteborg.2016-09-202016-09-202016-09-20Bibliographically approved