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The Age of Football - The Global Game in the Twenty-first Century (Hardcover) Loot Price: R558
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The Age of Football - The Global Game in the Twenty-first Century (Hardcover): David Goldblatt

The Age of Football - The Global Game in the Twenty-first Century (Hardcover)

David Goldblatt

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The epic exploration of society, politics, and economics in the twenty-first century through the prism of football, by the critically acclaimed author of The Ball is Round. 'David Goldblatt is not merely the best football historian writing today, he is possibly the best there has ever been' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times In the twenty-first century football is first. First among sports themselves, but it now commands the allegiance, interest and engagement of more people in more places than any other phenomenon. In the three most populous nations on the earth - China, India and the United States where just twenty years ago football existed on the periphery of society - it has now arrived for good. Nations, peoples and neighbourhoods across the globe imagine and invent themselves through playing and following the game. In The Age of Football, David Goldblatt charts football's global cultural ascent, its economic transformation and deep politicisation, taking in prison football in Uganda and amputee football in Angola, the role of football fans in the Arab Spring, the footballing presidencies of Bolivia's Evo Morales and Turkey's Recep Erdogan, China's declared intention to both host and win the World Cup by 2050, and the FIFA corruption scandal. Following the intersection of the game with money, power and identity, like no previous sports historian, Goldblatt's sweeping story is remarkable in its scope, breathtaking in its depth of knowledge, and is a brilliantly original perspective of the twenty-first century. It is the account of how football has come to define every facet of our social, economic and cultural lives and at what cost, shaping who we think we are and who we want to be.

General

Imprint: Macmillan
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2019
Authors: David Goldblatt
Dimensions: 244 x 164 x 51mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 688
ISBN-13: 978-1-5098-5424-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Leisure
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Sports governing bodies
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Football (Soccer, Association football)
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Football (Soccer, Association football) > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
LSN: 1-5098-5424-X
Barcode: 9781509854240

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