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Football and European Identity : Historical Narratives Through the Press - Liz Crolley

Football and European Identity

Historical Narratives Through the Press

Hardcover Published: 17th October 2006
ISBN: 9780415321860
Number Of Pages: 211

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Shifting European identities, cultural loyalties and divisions are often expressed more directly through attitudes to 'the people's game' game than in any other arena.

This book examines European football journalism from throughout the last century to present a unique cross-cultural analysis of changing European national and regional identities.

Building on detailed research into original language sources from across Western Europe, from the early 20th century to the present day, Football and European Identity traces this fascinating evolution.

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, in three parts:

Part 1: Old Europe national identity in the football writing of England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain

Part 2: Nations within a State examines the status of Corsican, Catalonian and Basque identities

Part 3: New (Football) Worlds explores the response of Europe's presses to the emergence of Africa, South East Asia and the USA as major forces in world football

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Old Europep. 15
England: theirs is not to reason whyp. 17
France: the style counselp. 45
Germany: past performance equals future valuep. 69
Italy: high drama, fine art, classic designp. 87
Spain: land of hope and furyp. 96
Nations within statesp. 117
One nation, one team, one image: Catalunya and the Basque Country in Spainp. 119
Beauty or the beast? The Corsican questionp. 135
New (football) worldsp. 149
The colonial shadow: Africans in the French imaginationp. 151
Only in America: representations of the USA national teamp. 164
Marshalling art: the portrayal of North East Asian footballp. 177
Bibliographyp. 198
Indexp. 204
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ISBN: 9780415321860
ISBN-10: 0415321867
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 211
Published: 17th October 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1