How Soccer Explains the World An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

ISBN-10: 0066212340
ISBN-13: 9780066212340
Edition: 2004
Authors: Franklin Foer
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Description: The author takes us on a surprising tour through the world of soccer, shattering the myths of our new global age along the way. He finds that instead of destroying local cultures, as the Left predicted, globalization has revived tribalism. And far  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/29/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The author takes us on a surprising tour through the world of soccer, shattering the myths of our new global age along the way. He finds that instead of destroying local cultures, as the Left predicted, globalization has revived tribalism. And far from triumph of capitalism that the Right predicted, it has entrenched corruption.

Prologue
How Soccer Explains: the Gangster's Paradise
How Soccer Explains: the Pornography of Sects
How Soccer Explains: the Jewish Question
How Soccer Explains: the Sentimental Hooligan
How Soccer Explains: the Survival of the Top Hats
How Soccer Explains: the Black Carpathians
How Soccer Explains: the New Oligarchs
How Soccer Explains: the Discreet Charm of Bourgeois Nationalism
How Soccer Explains: Islam's Hope
How Soccer Explains: the American Culture Wars
Note on Sources
Acknowledgments
Index

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