This Sporting Life: The Realism of The Football Factory

@article{Redhead2007ThisSL,
  title={This Sporting Life: The Realism of The Football Factory},
  author={S. Redhead},
  journal={Soccer & Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={108 - 90}
}
  • S. Redhead
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • Soccer & Society
  • This paper attempts to analyze some aspects of the genesis and cultural production of The Football Factory by John King, a best selling ‘cult fiction’ book in the mid‐1990s, and the making of the novel into a feature film released for the cinema and on DVD 10 years later. The media moral panic surrounding the film is contextualized and the book and film situated in contemporary popular literature and culture. The film was lambasted by critics partly because it used ‘real’ football hooligans and… CONTINUE READING
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