civilizing process

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The historical process by which people have acquired a greater capacity for controlling their emotions. Associated with the civilizing process has been a lower tolerance of anti-social behaviour, such as football hooliganism. This may explain why, although football-associated violence has a long history, it has received increased attention in recent times.

Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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