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Football in Africa : Conflict, Conciliation and Community - Gary Armstrong

Football in Africa

Conflict, Conciliation and Community

Hardcover Published: 13th January 2004
ISBN: 9780333919798
Number Of Pages: 301

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This ground breaking collection provides the first detailed social analysis of football within Africa. The book features case-study essays that draw heavily on detailed fieldwork to examine the distinctive football cultures that have grown up in African communities. The book should be compulsory reading, for social scientists in sport studies and African studies, and for informed football followers everywhere.

'...this rich history of African football fills a glaring sporting gap.' - Brian Oliver, Observer

'...the book provides the best and most enlightening survey of the history and meaning of African football yet.' - David Goldblatt, The Times Literary Supplement

'..impressive collection' - The Times

'seminally terrific...a compelling political and cultural read.' - Frank Keating, The Guardian

List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Contributorsp. ix
Drama, Fields and Metaphors: An Introduction to Football in Africap. 1
Contested Selections
Containment and Counter-Attack: A History of Eritrean Footballp. 27
Football in Algeria: Between Violence and Politicsp. 41
A Story of Heroes, of Epics: The Rise of Football in Nigeriap. 59
Between Colonialism, Independence and Globalization: Football in Zimbabwep. 80
Footballing Colours
Ngoma Reverberations: Swahili Music Culture and the Making of Football Aesthetics in Early Twentieth-Century Zanzibarp. 103
Football and Apartheid Society: The South African Soccer League 1960-66p. 114
Football and Ethnicity in Mauritius: (Re)Producing Communal Allegiancesp. 135
Chasing the Ghosts: Narratives of Football and Nation in Moroccop. 150
Off the Ball Movements
France in the Cameroonian Football Imaginationp. 169
Life, Death, and the Biscuit: Football and the Embodiment of Society in Liberia, West Africap. 183
Playing Against Deprivation: Football and Development in Nairobi, Kenyap. 210
Moving with the Ball
Three Geographies of African Footballer Migration: Patterns, Problems and Postcolonialityp. 229
The Migration of the Black Panther: An Interview with Eusebio of Mozambique and Portugalp. 247
Extra Timep. 269
Bibliographyp. 276
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780333919798
ISBN-10: 0333919793
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 301
Published: 13th January 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1