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 Online, 8(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 Studies, 26(2), pp. 127-146.
  • Williams, John (2006) 'Protect Me From What I Want: Football Fandom, Celebrity Cultures and "New" Football in England', Soccer and Society, 7(1), pp. 96-114.
  • Bradbury, Steven and Williams, John (2006) 'New Labour, Racism and 'New' Football in England', Patterns of Prejudice, 40(1), pp. 61-82.
  • Pilcher, Jane, Williams, John and Pole, Chris (2003) 'Rethinking Adulthood: Families, Transitions and Social Change', Sociological Research Online, 8(4), <http://www.socresonline.org.uk/8/4/BSAintroduction.html>.
  • Williams, John (2001) 'The Costs of Safety in Risk Societies', The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, 12(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, Norway, 6(1), Winter, p. 8. [Download as a pdf]

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