Mr John Williams

jxw.jpgSenior Lecturer

 

BA (Leicester)

Room: Attenborough Tower 404
Tel: +44 (0)116-252-2745 (direct line)
Email: jxw@le.ac.uk

Personal details

Current administrative duties

  • Admissions Team: Marketing Coordinator
  • Senior Tutor

Teaching

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

  • Supervision of Masters and PhD theses

Publications

Books

  • Williams, John (2010) Red Men: Liverpool Football Club, The Biography (Edinburgh: Mainstream).
  • Ward, Andrew and Williams, John (2009) Football Nation: Stories from Sixty Years of the Game (London: Bloomsbury). [Paperback 2010 as Football Nation: Sixty Years of the Beautiful Game.]
  • Williams, John (2008) Come On You Red Men: The Official Cultural History of Liverpool Football Club (Liverpool: Trinity Mirror Sport Media).
  • Williams, John and Llopis, Ramon (2006) Groove Armada: Rafa Benitez, Anfield and the New Spanish Fury (Edinburgh: Mainstream). [Paperback 2007 as Rafa: Liverpool FC, Benitez and the New Spanish Fury.]
  • Williams, John  and Hopkins, Stephen. (2005) The Miracle of Istanbul: Liverpool FC, from Paisley to Benitez (Edinburgh: Mainstream).
  • Pole, Chris, Pilcher, Jane and Williams, John (eds.) (2005) Young People in Transition: Becoming Citizens (Basingstoke: Palgrave).
  • Kennedy , Alan and Williams, John  (2004) Kennedy's Way: Inside Bob Paisley's Liverpool (Edinburgh: Mainstream). [Paperback 2005.]
  • Williams John (2003) The Liverpool Way: Houllier, Anfield and the New Global Game (Edinburgh: Mainstream).
  • Williams, John, Pilcher, Jane and Pole, Chris (eds.) (2003) Special Issue: 'Rethinking Adulthood: Families, Transitions and Social Change', Sociological Research Online8(4).
  • Williams John (2001) Into the Red: Liverpool FC and the Changing Face of English Football (Edinburgh: Mainstream). [Updated edition 2002.]
  • Williams, John, Hopkins, Stephen and Long, Cathy (2001) Passing Rhythms: Liverpool FC and the Transformation of Football (Oxford: Berg).
  • Williams John (1999) Is It All Over? Can Football Survive the FA Premier League? Behind the Headlines (Reading: South Street Press).
  • Woodhouse, Donna and Williams, John (1999) Offside? The Position of Women in Football, Behind the Headlines (Reading: South Street Press).
  • Williams, John and Wagg, Stephen (eds.) (1991) British Football and Social Change: Getting into Europe (Leicester: Leicester University Press).
  • Williams, John, Murphy, Patrick and Dunning, Eric (1989) Hooligans Abroad: The Behaviour and Control of English Fans in Continental Europe, second edition (London: Routledge). [First edition 1984]

Journal articles

  • Williams, John (2007) 'Rethinking Sports Fandom: The Case of European Soccer', Leisure Studies26(2), pp. 127-146.
  • Williams, John (2006) 'Protect Me From What I Want: Football Fandom, Celebrity Cultures and "New" Football in England', Soccer and Society7(1), pp. 96-114.
  • Bradbury, Steven and Williams, John (2006) 'New Labour, Racism and 'New' Football in England', Patterns of Prejudice40(1), pp. 61-82.
  • Pilcher, Jane, Williams, John and Pole, Chris (2003) 'Rethinking Adulthood: Families, Transitions and Social Change', Sociological Research Online8(4), <http://www.socresonline.org.uk/8/4/BSAintroduction.html>.
  • Williams, John (2001) 'The Costs of Safety in Risk Societies', The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry12(1), pp. 1-7.

Book chapters

  • Williams, John (2006) 'The Cultural Production of Masculinity in British and European Football', in Kreisky, E. et al. (eds.) Arenas of Masculinity (Frankfurt: Campus Verlag), pp. 197-217.
  • Williams, John (2006) 'Taking Racism and Social Exclusion to Task in English Football?', in Harris, Nikolas (ed.) Bowling Together: Seven Articles from the Malmo Conference (Malmo: Textbryan MLT AB), pp. 97-110.
  • Williams, John (2005) 'The Engagement of Football Clubs with Local Ethnic Minority Communities', in Maitland, Heather (ed.) Navigating Difference: Cultural Diversity and Audience Development (London: Arts Council), pp. 107-112
  • Williams, John (2002) 'Football's Leaving Home: The World Cup in Japan and Korea 2002', in Perryman, Mark (ed.) Going Oriental: Football after World Cup 2002 (Edinburgh: Mainstream Press), pp. 65-82.
  • Williams, John (2001) 'Who You Calling Hooligan?', in Perryman, Mark (ed.) Hooligan Wars: Causes and Effects of Football Violence (Edinburgh: Mainstream Press), pp. 37-53. [New edition 2002.]
  • Hopkins, Stephen and Williams, John (2001) 'Gerard Houllier and the new Liverpool 'Imaginary'', in Williams, John, Hopkins, Stephen and Long, Cathy (eds.) Passing Rhythms: Liverpool FC and the Transformation of Football (Oxford: Berg), pp. 173-194.
  • Williams, John (2001) 'Out of the Blue and into the Red', in Williams, John, Hopkins, Stephen and Long, Cathy (eds.) Passing Rhythms: Liverpool FC and the Transformation of Football (Oxford: Berg), pp. 15-38.
  • Williams, John (2001) 'Kopites, Scallies and Liverpool Fan Cultures', in Williams, John, Hopkins, Stephen and Long, Cathy (eds.) Passing Rhythms: Liverpool FC and the Transformation of Football (Oxford: Berg), pp. 99-128.
  • Williams, John (2001) 'The Fall of Liverpool FC and the English Football 'Revolution'', in Williams, John, Hopkins, Stephen and Long, Cathy (eds.) Passing Rhythms: Liverpool FC and the Transformation of Football (London: Berg), pp. 147-172.
  • Williams, John (2000) 'The Changing Face of Football: The Case for National Regulation?', in Hamil, Sean et al. (eds.) Football in the Digital Age: Whose Game Is It Anyway? (Edinburgh: Mainstream Press), pp. 94-106.
  • Williams, John (2000) 'Ian Rush', in Stead, Peter and Edwards, Huw (eds.) For Club and Country: Welsh Football Greats (Cardiff: University of Wales Press), pp. 167-182.
  • Williams, John and Taylor, Rogan (1994) 'Boys Keep Swinging: Masculinity and Football Culture in England', in Newburn, Tim and Stanko, Elizabeth A. (eds.) Just Boys Doing Business? Men Masculinities and Crime (London: Routledge), chapter 12, pp. 214-233.
  • Williams, John and Woodhouse, Jackie (1991) 'Can Play, Will Play? Women and Football in Britain', in Williams, John and Wagg, Stephen (eds.) British Football and Social Change: Getting into Europe (Leicester: Leicester University Press), pp. 85-108.
  • Williams, John (1991) 'Having an Away Day: English Football Spectators and the Hooligan Debate', in Williams, John and Wagg, Stephen (eds.) British Football and Social Change: Getting into Europe (Leicester: Leicester University Press), pp. 160-184.

Other publications

  • Williams, John (2011) 'English Football: A Benign Global Dictator?', British Politics Review: Journal of the British Politics Society, Norway6(1), Winter, p. 8. [Download as a pdf]

Research

Sociology of football and football fan culture; sports identities; football spectator behaviour and policing football crowds; women and football; issues of antiracist action around football clubs; local football and local identity construction through sport; the local governance of sport; rugby union fan and football fan allegiances and identity construction through sport; the new global and commercial landscape of professional football in Europe.

Supervision

I am able to supervise doctoral students in any area connected to the sociology of sport and leisure. My particular focus has been recent developments in professional football and football culture, but I am also interested in sociological questions around all sports including those around issues of race and gender, crowd behavior and management, globalisation, commercialisation, identity formation, sporting consumption, place and locality, and the impact of television on the production and consumption of sport and leisure. I am also keen on developing new socio-historical perspectives on sport and much of my recent writing has been in this area. My research is both empirical and theoretical and I am happy to supervise students who want to examine sport and leisure in different cultures and/or who are interested in comparative studies. Finally, I am an active sports fan and enjoy connecting my academic concern with my own sporting and cultural interests.

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