Football In Southeastern Europe: From Ethnic Homogenization To Reconciliation by John HughsonFootball In Southeastern Europe: From Ethnic Homogenization To Reconciliation by John Hughson

Football In Southeastern Europe: From Ethnic Homogenization To Reconciliation

EditorJohn Hughson, Fiona Skillen

Hardcover | May 6, 2014

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This volume draws together scholarship across a number of disciplines ¿ history, sociology, media and cultural studies, political science, Slavonic studies ¿ to examine the significance of the sport of football within Southeastern Europe, with an especial focus on countries of the former Yugoslavia. The volume is timely as there is growing recognition inside and beyond the academy that football is a key cultural site in which the tensions within the region have been, and continue to be, reflected. Important issues such as resurgent nationalism, ethno/religious identity construction, and collective masculine identity are played out in relation to the sport of football. The papers within the volume explore these and other themes in detailed case studies that will be of interest to academics and policy makers concerned with wanting to know more about how football should be considered within agendas focused on reconciliation and a socially inclusive future.

This book was previously published as a special issue ofSport in Society.

John Hughsonis based at the International Football Institute, University of Central Lancashire. He is author ofMaking Sporting Cultures(2009); principal author of The Uses of Sport(2005); co-editor ofThe Containment of Soccer in Australia(2010); co-editor ofSport in the City: Cultural Connections(2011); and principal editor of The Rout...
Title:Football In Southeastern Europe: From Ethnic Homogenization To ReconciliationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:170 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415749506

ISBN - 13:9780415749503


Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Fighters, footballers and nation builders: wartime football in the Serb-held territories of the former Yugoslavia, 1991 ¿ 1996  3. Fertile land or mined field? Peace-building and ethnic tensions in post-war Bosnian football  4. ¿A lofty battle for the nation¿: the social roles of sport in Tudjman¿s Croatia  5. ¿A Croatian champion with a Croatian name¿: national identity and uses of history in Croatian football culture ¿ the case of Dinamo Zagreb  6. Football matches or power struggles? The Albanian case within historical conflicts and contemporary tensions  7. Stronger than the state? Football hooliganism, political extremism and the Gay Pride Parades in Serbia  8. Football, hooliganism and nationalism: the reaction to Serbia¿s gay parade in reader commentary online  9. Football after Yugoslavia: conflict, reconciliation and the regional football league debate

Editorial Reviews

¿The volume provides a thorough, valuable introduction to current issues surrounding football and society and its entanglement with nationalism in countries ravaged by ethnic conflict.¿

Michael E Allen (October 2015) Rutgers University for CritCom- Council for European Studies: