Soccer Vs. The State 2nd Edition

by Gabriel Kuhn
Soccer Vs. The State 2nd Edition
  • ISBN-13: 9781629635897
  • Author(s): Gabriel Kuhn
  • Foreword by: Boff Whalley
  • Subject: Sports & outdoor recreation
  • Publisher: Pm Press
  • Imprint: Pm Press E Books
  • Publication Date: 01-11-2018
  • Format: Electronic book text

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Football has turned into a multi-billion industry. Professionalism and commercialisation dominate its global image. Yet the game retains a rebellious side, maybe more so than any other sport co-opted by money makers and corrupt politicians. From its roots in working-class Britain to political protests by players and fans, and a current radical soccer underground, the notion of football as the 'people's game' has been kept alive by numerous individuals, teams, and communities. This book not only traces this history, but also reflects on common criticisms: football ferments nationalism, serves right-wing powers, fosters competitiveness. Acknowledging these concerns, alternative perspectives on the game are explored, down to practical examples of egalitarian DIY football! Soccer vs. the State serves both as an orientation for the politically conscious football supporter and as an inspiration for those who try to pursue the love of the game away from television sets and big stadiums, brin
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Football has turned into a multi-billion industry. Professionalism and commercialisation dominate its global image. Yet the game retains a rebellious side, maybe more so than any other sport co-opted by money makers and corrupt politicians. From its roots in working-class Britain to political protests by players and fans, and a current radical soccer underground, the notion of football as the 'people's game' has been kept alive by numerous individuals, teams, and communities. This book not only traces this history, but also reflects on common criticisms: football ferments nationalism, serves right-wing powers, fosters competitiveness. Acknowledging these concerns, alternative perspectives on the game are explored, down to practical examples of egalitarian DIY football! Soccer vs. the State serves both as an orientation for the politically conscious football supporter and as an inspiration for those who try to pursue the love of the game away from television sets and big stadiums, brin

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