Globalization and Football
- Richard Giulianotti - Loughborough University, UK
- Roland Robertson - University of Aberdeen, UK
Globalization | Sociology of Sport and Leisure (General) | Sport & Leisure Studies (General)
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.
At present the HND in Event and Hospitality management is not running but when it does we may adopt this publication
Comprehensive text detailing extensive review of football history and the impact of commercialisation and globalisation on the sport
This is an excellent text.
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.
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.
We might suggest this book for those especially interested in the two topics it covers: globalization and/or football