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Better to Reign in Hell - Inside the Raiders Fan Empire

Better to Reign in Hell - Inside the Raiders Fan Empire

of: Jim Miller, Kelly Mayhew

New Press, The, 2011

ISBN: 9781595587879

Format: ePUB

Copy protection: DRM

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Price: 39,99 EUR

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Better to Reign in Hell - Inside the Raiders Fan Empire


The silver-and-black-clad Oakland Raiders fans are the most notorious in American professional sports, with a mythic reputation for cursing, drinking, brawling, and generally wreaking mayhem. The devotion of the teams multiracial, largely blue-collar supporters runs deep, creating a profound sense of community. As Jim Miller and Kelly Mayhew reveal in this hair-raising and entertaining new book, the self-described Raider Nation, smitten with its outlaw mystique, provides a gritty alternative to Californias sunshine-and-granola image.Over the course of the harrowing 2003 season, Miller and Mayhew explored the reality behind the myth and interviewed legions of rabid Raiders fansfrom suburban families to bikerswhile attending games in the Black Hole (the rowdiest section in Oaklands stadium), frequenting sports bars, and crashing tailgate parties. Featuring the extraordinary photography of Joseph A. Blum, Better to Reign in Hell is both a rollicking tale of obsessive fandom and a fascinating study of the intersection of class, race, gender, and community in professional sports.