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The global game : writers on soccer

Author: John Turnbull; Thom Satterlee; Alon Raab
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], 2009.
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Reflects the universal and infinitely varied ways in which soccer connects with human experience. This book shows readers soccer's stars and fans, politics and rituals, as well as the game's power to  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Turnbull; Thom Satterlee; Alon Raab
ISBN: 9780803210783 0803210787
OCLC Number: 262719250
Description: pages cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Note to Readers Part 1. SpaceIntroduction 1. The Orb Klaus Rifbjerg2. The Origins Eduardo Galeano3. Hem and Football Nalinaksha Bhattacharya4. The Daily Life of Cameroonian Football Bea Vidacs5. The Soccer Moms--1996 David Starkey6. Atiguibas Julio Ramon Ribeyro7. Why Eleven of All Numbers? Football between Carnival and Freemasonry Erik Eggers8. Klapzuba's Eleven Eduard Bass9. Holland, a Country of Clubs Simon Kuper10. Readymade Alvaro Enrigue11. Soccer Fields, Fort Missoula Bridget Carson12. "Get Him a Body Bag!" (A Brief, Enthusiastic Account) Maria Graciela RodriguezPart 2. ImprovisationIntroduction 13. Young Shoots Lady Murasaki14. A Boy Juggling a Soccer Ball Christopher Merrill15. Fallen from the Sky Javier Marias16. Combing Over History Stanley Matthews17. Encomiastic Arts of Our National Gamesmen Antonio Skarmeta18. The Longest Penalty Ever Osvaldo Soriano19. Fretting While the Scarlet Tide Make History Elvis Costello20. Streaker Disrupts Iceland vs. Albania Einar Mar Gumundsson21. Football at Slack Ted Hughes22. Dead Radio Charles Simic23. Fahrenheit 1976 Rogelio Ramos SignesPart 3. ChallengeIntroduction 24. Dreaming of Sunday Afternoons Giovanna Pollarolo25. A Fine Fla-Flu Nelson Rodrigues26. Escaping with the Ball Luiz Vilela27. Generals and Fools Andrew Marshall28. 1974 Gunter Grass29. End of the World Gyoergy Dragoman30. Not So Much a Religion, More a Way of Life Ian Jack31. Kimmel Springs vs. Metula Ephraim Kishon32. For the Sake of My Right and Not Football Anonymous33. Let the Games Begin Subcomandante Marcos and Massimo MorattiPart 4. LossIntroduction 34. On a Painting of Playing Football Ch'ao Yueh-chih35. Beauty Is Nothing but the Beginning of a Terror We Can Hardly Bear 000 Uro Zupan36. Playing Football in Secret Driton Latifi37. Why Does My Wife Love Peter Crouch? Thom Satterlee38. The Dynamo Team: Legend and Fact Anatoly Kuznetsov39. Boycotting the World Cup Hebe de Bonafini and Matilde Sanchez40. Football in Athens, with Her Donna J. Gelagotis Lee41. Sierra Leone, Social Learning, and Soccer Paul Richards42. Parity William Heyen43. Penalty Phase Gay Talese44. Platko (Santander, May 20, 1928) Rafael AlbertiPart 5. BeliefIntroduction 45. The Lord's Prayer, Recast Edilberto Coutinho46. Communicate, Lads Elisabet Joekulsdottir47. Five Poems for the Game of Soccer Umberto Saba48. Living to Tell a Tale (Letter to Diego) Hernan Casciari49. The Empty Pleasure Mario Vargas Llosa50. Match Sarah Wardle51. Zidane and Me Philippe Dubath52. The Sunday I Became World Champion Friedrich Christian Delius53. Art Works Football Club Lawrence Cann54. Football Is Crispin Thomas55. Arsarnerit: Inuit and the Heavenly Game of Football Mark Nuttall56. On the Origin of Football Miroslav HolubSource Acknowledgments Further Reading
Responsibility: edited by John Turnbull, Thom Satterlee, and Alon Raab.


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"This anthology's successful use of essays, memoirs, and poetry demonstrates the varied language of soccer."-Gabe Logan, Journal of Sport History -- Gabe Logan * Journal of Sport History * "From Read more...

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