The World through Soccer

The World through Soccer

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The worlda€™s most popular sport, soccer is a global and cultural phenomenon. The television audience for the 2010 World Cup included nearly half of the worlda€™s population, with viewers in nearly every country. As a reflection of soccera€™s significance, the sport impacts countless aspects of the worlda€™s culture, from politics and religion to business and the arts. In The World through Soccer: The Cultural Impact of a Global Sport, Tamir Bar-On utilizes soccer to provide insights into worldwide politics, religion, ethics, marketing, business, leadership, philosophy, and the arts. Bar-On examines the ways in which soccer influences and reflects these aspects of society, and vice versa. Each chapter features representative players, providing specific examples of how soccer comments on and informs our lives. These playersa€”selected from a wide array of eras, countries, and backgroundsa€”include Diego Maradona, PelAc, Hugo SAinchez, Cha Bum-Kun, Roger Milla, JosAc Luis Chilavert, Zinedine Zidane, Paolo Maldini, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Neymar, Clint Dempsey, Mia Hamm, and many others. Employing a unique lens to view a variety of topics, The World through Soccer reveals the sporta€™s profound cultural impact. Combining philosophical, popular, and academic insights about our world, this book is aimed at both soccer fans and academics, offering readers a new perspective into a sport that affects millions.I even happened to write a€œMillaa€ with a marker on the back ofmy t-shirts, like many other children in the early 90s. ... Both clubs have famous soccer academies where for the first time they can live and breathe soccer, thus nurturing the ... titles in his native Argentina, as well as Colombia and Spain, thus playing internationally in three countries (Argentina, Spain, and ... for his legendary performances with Spanish outfit Real Madrid, Di StAcfano had skill, pace, and exceptional stamina.

Title:The World through Soccer
Author:Tamir Bar-On
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-05-07


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