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Author Crolley, Liz, 1966-

Title Football and European identity : historical narratives through the press / Liz Crolley and David Hand
Published Abingdon, UK ; New York : Routledge, 2006


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  796.334094 Cro/Fae  AVAILABLE
Description 211 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction: football, European identities and the press -- Old Europe -- England: theirs is not to reason why -- France: the style counsel -- Germany: past performance equals future value -- Italy: high drama, fine art, classic design -- Spain: land of hope and fury -- Nations within the state -- One nation, one team, one image?: Catalunya and the Basque country in Spain -- Beauty or the beast? The Corsican question -- New (football) worlds -- The colonial shadow: Africans in the French imagination -- Only in America: representations of the United States in Europe -- Marshalling art: images of South-East Asian football
Summary "Building on detailed research into original language sources from across Western Europe, from the early twentieth century to the present day, Football and European Identity traces the evolution of football writing in the daily press. The resulting cross-cultural analysis of national identity in Europe provides the basis for a unique study of the interplay between football, society, politics and the print media. Providing valuable insights into the complex and fluid nature of identity, issues relating to Europeanization, the process of globalization and the role of the media in European sport and society, this text should be read by all those with an interest in sport studies, media and communication studies, and Europe."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [198]-203) and index
Subject Nationalism and sports -- Europe -- Cross-cultural studies.
Soccer -- Political aspects -- Europe -- Cross-cultural studies.
Soccer -- Press coverage -- Europe -- Cross-cultural studies.
Soccer -- Social aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Soccer -- Social aspects -- Europe -- Cross-cultural studies.
Author Hand, David, 1960-
LC no. 2006015520
ISBN 0415321867 (hardback)
0415321875 (paperback)
9780415321860 (hardback)
9780415321877 (paperback)