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Following the Ball The Migration of African Soccer Players Across the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1949-1975

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ISBN-10: 0896803147

ISBN-13: 9780896803145

Edition: 2017

Authors: Todd Cleveland

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With Following the Ball, Todd Cleveland incorporates labor, sport, diasporic, and imperial history to examine the extraordinary experiences of African football players from Portugal's African colonies as they relocated to the metropole from 1949 until the conclusion of the colonial era in 1975. The backdrop was Portugal's increasingly embattled Estado Novo regime, and its attendant use of the players as propaganda to communicate the supposed unity of the metropole and the colonies. Cleveland zeroes in on the ways that players, such as the great Eus#65533;bio, creatively exploited opportunities generated by shifts in the political and occupational landscapes in the waning decades of…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 10/16/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English