Football and European Identity
Historical Narratives Through the Press
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Football and European Identity by Liz Crolley
Book DescriptionShifting European identities, cultural loyalties and divisions are often expressed more directly through attitudes to 'the people's game' game than in any other arena. This book examines European football journalism from throughout the last century to present a unique cross-cultural analysis of changing European national and regional identities. Building on detailed research into original language sources from across Western Europe, from the early 20th century to the present day, Football and European Identity traces this fascinating evolution. The resulting cross-cultural analysis of national identity in Europe provides the basis for a unique study of the interplay between football, society, politics and the print media, in three parts: Part 1: Old Europe national identity in the football writing of England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain Part 2: Nations within a State examines the status of Corsican, Catalonian and Basque identities Part 3: New (Football) Worlds explores the response of Europe's presses to the emergence of Africa, South East Asia and the USA as major forces in world football
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415321860
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Liz Crolley
Football in the Americas, Paperback (September 2007)
Football has always provided its players and fans with identity and belonging, whether to a nation or to a particular social group. It has been both a vehicle for the politically ambitious and an arena in which citizens can make sense of national failings and contest existing power structures. This volume explores many of these themes.
Football, Europe and the Press, Hardback (April 2002)» View all books by Liz Crolley
This book examines the construction of national, regional, and group identities in the football journalism of five European countries: England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
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Author Biography - Liz Crolley
University of Liverpool, UK Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
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