The Cambridge Companion to Football

July 4, 2013|
The Cambridge Companion to Football by Rob Steen
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Football is the world''s most popular sport. It is a cultural phenomenon and a global media spectacle. For its billions of fans, it serves as a common language. But where does its enduring popularity come from? Featuring essays from prominent experts in the field, scholars and journalists, this Companion covers ground seldom attempted in a single volume about football. It examines the game''s oft-disputed roots and traces its development through Europe, South America and Africa, analysing whether resistance to the game is finally beginning to erode in China, India and the United States. It dissects the cult of the manager and how David Beckham redefined sporting celebrity. It investigates the game''s followers, reporters and writers, as well as its most zealous money makers and powerful administrators. A valuable resource for students, scholars and general readers, The Cambridge Companion to Football is a true and faithful companion for anyone fascinated by the people''s game.
List of contributors; List of figures and tables; Chronology; Foreword Sir Michael Parkinson; Introduction Alan Tomlinson; Part I. Foundations: 1. Kicking off: the origins of association football Dave Russell; The game-changers: Billy Meredith Huw Richards; 2. Uruguay: the first world power Chris Taylor; The game-changers: Henri Delaun...
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Title:The Cambridge Companion to Football
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:340 pages, 9.25 X 6.26 X 0.83 in
Shipping dimensions:340 pages, 9.25 X 6.26 X 0.83 in
Published:July 4, 2013
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781107014848

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