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Among the Thugs Summary
Bill Buford

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Plot Summary

The novel AMONG THE THUGS by Bill Buford is a novel about the sociological concepts of the mob mentality and the anger of youth. Bill Buford follows a firm of young football fans as they travel around the world to follow their team, Manchester United. He witnesses their crimes as well as participates in their horrific acts and finds himself enticed to violence and fascinated by crowd violence. However, in the end, he realizes the youths are simply members of the same bored working class that has always existed, and that their violence is extreme only because they have no real societal ties.

Buford begins his journey by introducing himself to members of the Manchester United firm, where he meets Mick, who teaches him much about football as well as firms in general. He finds himself swept along with the firm as they travel to Italy and writes...

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