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

Author: Peter Alegi; Ohio University. Center for International Studies.
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©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,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Alegi; Ohio University. Center for International Studies.
ISBN: 0896802787 9780896802780
OCLC Number: 938935062
Notes: Published in association with Ohio University Center for International Studies.
Description: xvi, 179 p. : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of IllustrationsPrologueAcknowledgmentsOne: "The White Man's Burden"Football and Empire, 1860s-1919Two: The Africanization of Football, 1920s-1940sThree: Making Nations in Late Colonial Africa, 1940s-1964Four: Nationhood, Pan-Africanism, and Football after IndependenceFive: Football Migration to Europe since the 1930sSix: The Privatization of Football, 1980s to Recent TimesEpilogue: South Africa 2010: The World Cup Comes to AfricaNotesBibliographySeries Editors' NoteIndex
Series Title: Africa in world history.
Responsibility: Peter Alegi.

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