Fringe Nations in World Soccer

Couverture
Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Sabyasachi Mallick
Routledge, 13 sept. 2013 - 264 pages

Soccer is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, gaining huge media coverage and reaching all levels of society in countries all around the world. More than just entertainment, soccer has proved to be a reflection of national, cultural, community and ethnic identity as well as an indication of the development and international status of post-colonial nation states. For those nations still at the fringes of the modern global game, soccer represents a vision of potential commercialisation, capable of generating foreign reserves and bringing in considerable economic power.

This book explores aspects of the development of soccer in countries which have recently been marginalised in world soccer or have only erratic success on the international stage. These fringe nations include a greater part of Africa, the USA, Australia, Israel, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Indonesia, Thailand, Maldives and Sri Lanka, and while these countries are rarely noticed by the global football media, they nonetheless have great potential to excel, and many have a rich soccer heritage that still holds a place of central importance in the every day life of the people.

This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

 

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Table des matières

Series Editors Foreword
The Politics of Football in Iran
FootballcumNationality in Israel
Africansi Statusinthe European Football Playersi Labour Market
Review Essay onPeter Alegi Laduma Soccer Politics and Society
Sports and Development in Malawi
Soccer IrishNationalists and the Construction of aNew MultiSports Stadium for Northern Ireland
The Failure of US Soccer
Some Preliminary
The1999 Womenis World Cup and the WomenisUnited Soccer Association
Andthe Story Goes On Kausik Bandyopadhyay and Sabyasachi Mallick
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