Football Culture

Local Conflicts, Global Visions
Author: Gerry Finn,Richard Giulianotti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136330356
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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These essays provide a critical investigation of football cultures, examining local and national impacts of the game's new millennial order over five continents.

Sport, Culture and History

Region, nation and globe
Author: Brian Stoddart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317997018
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 264
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In addition to being an internationally recognised pioneer of sports history, Brian Stoddart has also been a leading thinker and influence in the field. That influence has crossed several areas of history, sociology, business, politics and media aspects of sports studies, and has drawn deeply upon his own training in Asian studies. His work has been characterised by cross-disciplinary work from the outset, and has encompassed some very different geographical areas as well as crossing from academic outlets to media commentary. As a result, his influential work has appeared in many different locations, and it has been difficult for a wide variety of readers to access it fully and easily. This volume draws together, in the one place for the first time, some of his most important academic and journalistic work. Importantly, the pieces are drawn together by an intellectual/autobiographical commentary that locates each piece in a wider social and cultural framework. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society

Football Fans Around the World

From Supporters to Fanatics
Author: Sean Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317997859
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 280
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This volume investigates the way in which football supporters around the world express themselves as followers of teams, whether they be professional, amateur or national. The diverse geographical and cultural array of contributions to this volume highlights not only the variety of how fans express themselves, but their commonalities as well. The collection brings together scholars of North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa to present a global picture of fan culture. The collection shows that while every group of fans around the world has its own characteristics, the role of a football fan is laced with commonalities, irrespective of geography or culture. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

International Sport

A Bibliography, 2000 Including Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collection
Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714653648
Category: Reference
Page: 78
View: 2012

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Provides bibliographical references to books, articles, essays, and conference proceedings covering a variety of topics relating to sports.

Cricket in Colonial India, 1780-1947


Author: Boria Majumdar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415400145
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 195
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This is an exacting social history of Indian cricket between 1780 and 1947. It considers cricket as a derivative sport, creatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs, fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. Majumdar argues that cricket was a means to cross class barriers and had a healthy following even outside the aristocracy and upper middle classes well over a century ago. Indeed, in some ways, the democratization of the sport anticipated the democratization of the Indian polity itself. Boria Majumdar reveals the appropriation, assimilation and subversion of cricketing ideals in colonial and post-colonial India for nationalist ends. He exposes a sport rooted in the contingencies of the colonial and post-colonial context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century India. Cricket, to put it simply, is much more than a 'game' for Indians. This study describes how the genealogy of their intense engagement with cricket stretches back over a century. It is concerned not only with the game but also with the end of cricket as a mere sport, with Indian cricket's commercial revolution in the 1930s, with ideals and idealism and their relative unimportance, with the decline of morality for reasons of realpolitik, and with the denunciation, once and for all, of the view that sport and politics do not mix. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport

Fear and Loathing in World Football


Author: Gary Armstrong,Richard Giulianotti
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781859734582
Category: Social Science
Page: 318
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The quickest entry-point into most local cultures anywhere on earth is to be found in talking football. Historically, football is one of the great cultural institutions, and, like education and the mass media, has played a key role in shaping and cementing senses of national identity throughout the world. However, the nature of intra-nation hostility, which may be based in football or which may use the game as an arena for antagonisms, has yet to be analyzed. Football today is more global than ever before. Teams, clubs and regions increasingly establish cultural identities through rivalries and opposition. Such rivalries invariably have deep historical antecedents enforced by prejudice, myth or religious conflicts, economic inequalities, or, perhaps most profound, class and ethnic divisions. Issues of disorder and violence are routine by-products of the game the world over, and aggression, or the threat of it, characterizes many matches both minor and major. In short, football at all levels can become a site for symbolizing and expressing a variety of tensions. This timely volume fills a gap in the current literature on sport as the most extensive and incisive collection yet published on issues relating to football around the world. It uncovers and investigates the conflicts apparent in football rivalry by gathering together a series of in-depth case studies that span the football world.

Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Choice


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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European football in black and white

tackling racism in football
Author: Christos Kassimeris
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780739119600
Category: History
Page: 267
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European Football in Black and White offers an engaging interpretation of a disturbing phenomenon in Europe's favorite sport: football violence fueled by racism.

Global sociology


Author: Robin Cohen,Paul Kennedy
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814716847
Category: Political Science
Page: 584
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The second edition of this pioneering text,Global Sociology, offers an innovative approach to sociology that takes the global dimensions of the contemporary world as its overarching framework. Fully revised and updated with a new Introduction and three new chapters,Global Sociologyis written in a fresh and relevant style for undergraduate readers whether they have studied sociology before or are approaching the subject for the first time.Carefully balancing contemporary sociological theory and concepts with arguments and concrete examples drawn from around the globe,Global Sociologyhighlights the scope and the importance of sociology for understanding the complex and ever-changing world around us. This new edition reflects current world events and debates in the discipline, importantly covering the aftermath of September 11, the new terrorist threat, and the impact of globalization.

Ich denke, also spiele ich


Author: Andrea Pirlo,Alessandro Alciato
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864137268
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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Andrea Pirlo ist einer der besten Fußballer seiner Generation – ein Weltmeister und Champions-League-Sieger, talentierter Spielmacher und begnadeter Freistoßschütze. Dies ist seine Geschichte, die in seinen Worten erzählt wird. Geschrieben mit der Art Tiefgang und Humor, die man bei ihm, dem Präzisionsfußballer und Regisseur auf dem Spielfeld, nicht vermuten würde. Er schreibt über all die großen Namen – Lippi, Ancelotti, Conte, Seedorf, Buffon, Kaka, Nesta, Balotelli, Gattuso und Ronaldo – aus einer ganz neuen, bislang unbekannten Perspektive. So erzählt er zum Beispiel, wie Berlusconi am Piano sitzt und Witze erzählt oder wie Pirlo und Daniele de Rossi Nestas Zorn auf sich ziehen, indem sie mit ihm vor dem Halbfinale einer WM in einem Mietwagen durch die deutsche Landschaft gurken. Mit privaten und einzigartigen Einblicken in das Leben des Fußballgenies Pirlo ist dieses Buch ein Tribut an eines der größten Talente unserer Zeit, dessen letztes Kapitel noch lange nicht geschrieben ist.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Sociological Abstracts


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Mein Leben als Hope Solo


Author: Hope Solo,Ann Killion
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 3841902340
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 330
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Hope Solo, die vielleicht beste Torhüterin der Welt, hat eine turbulente Kindheit hinter sich, als ihre Fußballkarriere als „Goalkeeper“ in den USA Fahrt aufnimmt. In ihrer Autobiografie berichtet sie über schwierige Familienverhältnisse, den Sport als verlässlichen Fixpunkt in ihrem Leben und die Probleme, die eine so ausgeprägte Individualistin wie sie in einer Mannschaft bekommen kann.

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Buyer's guide
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English imprints
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