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African soccerscapes : how a continent changed the world's game

Author: Peter Alegi
Publisher: London : C. Hurst, 2010.
Series: Africa in world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From Accra and Algiers to Zanzibar and Zululand, Africans have wrested control of soccer from the hands of Europeans, and through the rise of different playing styles, the rituals of spectatorship, and the presence of magicians and healers, have turned soccer into a distinctively African activity." "African Soccerscapes explores how Africans adopted soccer for their own reasons and on their own terms. Soccer was a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Alegi
ISBN: 9781849040389 1849040389 9781849040372 1849040370
OCLC Number: 972841657
Description: xvi, 179 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: "The white man's burden" : football and empire, 1860s/1919 --
The Africanization of football, 1920s/1940s --
Making nations in late colonial Africa, 1940s/1964 --
Nationhood, Pan-Africanism, and football after independence --
Football migration to Europe since the 1930s --
The privatization of football, 1980s to recent times --
South Africa 2010 : the World Cup comes to Africa.
Series Title: Africa in world history.
Responsibility: Peter Alegi.

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From Accra and Algiers to Zanzibar and Zululand, African football today reflects the history and culture of those who play the game and how they have shaped it in a distinctively African manner. In  Read more...

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Nobody understands the background to African soccer better than the Italian-American historian Peter Alegi. This World Cup is his moment. His African Soccerscapes crams daunting erudition, gleaned Read more...

 
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