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Globalization and Football

Globalization and Football

First Edition

June 2009 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This timely book provides an engaging, clear view of the interrelationships within key globalization processes and the international sport of football.

Intelligently combining the conceptual and methodological aspects of global studies with the specific cultural conditions of the 'beautiful game' Giulianotti and Robertson illuminate its social history and diffusion, as well as wider cultural, economic, political and social dimensions.

Using football to chart an increasing global connectivity, or globality, the authors explore how the game may be understood as a metric, mirror, motor and metaphor of globalization

Issues discussed include:

- Transnational Identities and the Global Civil Society,

- Cosmopolitanism & Americanization,

- Neo-Liberalism, Inequalities and Transnational Clubs,

- Politics, Nations, and International Governance,

Ideal for students and lecturers concerned with the sociology of sport, globalization and international cultural studies - the book will be of interest to anyone keen to map the intricate ways in which transnational processes may impact upon particular domains of social life.

History: The Global Sport and the Making of Globalization
Culture: The Global Game, Cosmopolitanism & Americanization
Economics: Neo-Liberalism, Inequalities and Transnational Clubs
Politics: Nations, Neo-Mercantilism and International Governance
The Social: Transnational Identities and the Global Civil Society

At present the HND in Event and Hospitality management is not running but when it does we may adopt this publication

Miss Sue Mather
School of Business and Management, St Helens College
June 25, 2015

Comprehensive text detailing extensive review of football history and the impact of commercialisation and globalisation on the sport

Mrs Julie donald
WBDL, Universityof Lincoln
November 3, 2015

This is an excellent text.

Dr Jung Woo Lee
Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh
March 12, 2013

An excellent introduction to the subject of globalisation in a football context. The book deals separately with the historical, cultural, political, economic and social aspects of the global game whilst retaining an understanding of the necessary interconnectedness of these arenas. An enjoyable read.

Mr Mike Tyler
Sport, Stourbridge College
March 7, 2013

The book is ideal for a couple of modules delivered as part of the module Social Issues in Sport. The consumer developments in sport, particularly in football in the last 20 years is comprehensively explored in the text.

Mr Paul Waltham
Sport and Exercise, North Lindsey College
September 14, 2010

We might suggest this book for those especially interested in the two topics it covers: globalization and/or football

Professor Ørnulf Seippel
Sociology , Norwegian University of Science & Technology
November 18, 2009

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Chapter Two

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