The Soccer War

Author: Ryszard Kapuściński

Publisher: Viking Penguin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

Page: 234

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In 1964 Ryszard Kapuscinski was appointed by the Polish Press Agency as its foreign correspondent, and for the next ten years was responsible for 50 countries.

The Soccer War

Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804151105

Category: History

Page: 240

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Part diary and part reportage, The Soccer War is a remarkable chronicle of war in the late twentieth century. Between 1958 and 1980, working primarily for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Here, with characteristic cogency and emotional immediacy, he recounts the stories behind his official press dispatches—searing firsthand accounts of the frightening, grotesque, and comically absurd aspects of life during war. The Soccer War is a singular work of journalism.

The Soccer Diaries

Author: Michael J. Agovino

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803255667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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Although soccer had long been the world’s game when Michael J. Agovino first encountered it in 1982, here it was just a poor cousin to American football, to be found on obscure UHF channels and in foreign magazines. But as Agovino himself passionately pursued soccer, Americans got wise and turned it into one of the most popular sports in the country. Agovino’s love affair with soccer is a portrait of the game’s culture and an intimate history of the sport’s coming of age in the United States. Agovino’s quest takes him from the unkempt field in the Bronx where he taught himself to play to some of the sport’s most storied venues and historic matches. With Agovino we travel from school fields to Giants Stadium, then from England to Germany, Italy, and Spain, along the way taking in the final days of the North American Soccer League, the 1994 World Cup, and the birth of Major League Soccer. Offering the perspective of fan, player, and journalist, Agovino chronicles his obsession with the sport and its phenomenal evolution.

The World through Soccer

Author: Tamir Bar-On

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442234741

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

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The world’s most popular sport, soccer is a global and cultural phenomenon. The television audience for the 2010 World Cup included nearly half of the world’s population, with viewers in nearly every country. As a reflection of soccer’s significance, the sport impacts countless aspects of the world’s culture, from politics and religion to business and the arts. In The World through Soccer: The Cultural Impact of a Global Sport, Tamir Bar-On utilizes soccer to provide insights into worldwide politics, religion, ethics, marketing, business, leadership, philosophy, and the arts. Bar-On examines the ways in which soccer influences and reflects these aspects of society, and vice versa. Each chapter features representative players, providing specific examples of how soccer comments on and informs our lives. These players—selected from a wide array of eras, countries, and backgrounds—include Diego Maradona, Pelé, Hugo Sánchez, Cha Bum-Kun, Roger Milla, José Luis Chilavert, Zinedine Zidane, Paolo Maldini, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Neymar, Clint Dempsey, Mia Hamm, and many others. Employing a unique lens to view a variety of topics, The World through Soccer reveals the sport’s profound cultural impact. Combining philosophical, popular, and academic insights about our world, this book is aimed at both soccer fans and academics, offering readers a new perspective into a sport that affects millions.

The State of the Field

Author: David Kilpatrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351337203

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

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The study of association football has recently emerged as vibrant field of inquiry, attracting scholars worldwide from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. "Soccer As the Beautiful Game: Football’s Artistry, Identity and Politics," held at Hofstra University in April 2014, gathered together scholars, media, management, and fans in the largest ever conference dedicated to the game in North America. This collection of essays provides a comprehensive view of the academic perspectives on offer at the conference, itself a snapshot of the state of this increasingly rich scholarly terrain. The diversity of approaches range from theory to pedagogy to historical and sociological engagements with the game at all levels, from the grassroots to the grand spectacle of the World Cup, while the international roster of authors is testimony to the game’s global reach. This collection of essays therefore offers a state of the field for soccer studies and a road map for further exploration. The chapters originally published as a special issue in Soccer & Society.

El Salvador in Pictures

Author: Francesca Davis DiPiazza

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822571455

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 84

View: 3476


Information on the geography, history, government, people, culture, and economy of El Salvador.

Beyond Soccer

Author: Tamir Bar-On

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442275448

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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As the world’s most popular game, soccer is unique in its ability to reflect and impact culture, society, and politics. Beyond Soccer: International Relations and Politics as Seen through the Beautiful Game provides students with a new and innovative way to learn about political science and international relations. It uses soccer players, officials, fans, and organizations to teach political science concepts—such as geopolitics, discourses, and sovereignty—and IR theories—including realism, liberalism, and feminism. This text also incorporates three common soccer discourses to highlight the possibilities of soccer as a tool for unity and social change, as a defender of established power, and as simultaneously a mechanism used by established power and an engine for social resistance. With exercises, discussion questions, and keywords included in each chapter, Beyond Soccer is a worthwhile and accessible educational tool. Primarily written for undergraduate students of all levels, this book will be valuable in political science, international relations, cultural studies, and sociology courses.

Honduras in Pictures

Author: Christine Zuchora-Walske

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1575059606

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 84

View: 6425


Text and pictures provide a close look at the land, people, history, government, and economy of this Central American nation.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives

Author: Paul Joseph

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483359913

Category: Social Science

Page: 2104

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Traditional explorations of war look through the lens of history and military science, focusing on big events, big battles, and big generals. By contrast, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspective views war through the lens of the social sciences, looking at the causes, processes and effects of war and drawing from a vast group of fields such as communication and mass media, economics, political science and law, psychology and sociology. Key features include: · Approximately 700 entries organized A-to-Z, authored and signed by key academics in the field · Entries conclude with cross-references and further readings, aiding the researcher further in their research journeys · An alternative Reader’s Guide table of contents groups articles by disciplinary areas and by broad themes · A Glossary and helpful Resource Guide directing researchers to classic books, journals and electronic resources for more in-depth study This important and distinctive work will be a key reference for all researchers in the fields of political science, international relations and sociology.