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Football in Africa

Conflict, Conciliation and Community

Paperback Engels 2004 9781349661534
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This groundbreaking collection provides the first detailed social analysis of football within Africa. The book features case-study essays that draw heavily on detailed fieldwork to examine the distinctive football cultures that have grown up in African communities. The book should be compulsory reading, for social scientists in sport studies and African studies and for informed football followers everywhere.


Uitgever:Palgrave Macmillan UK


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Drama, Fields and Metaphors: An Introduction to Football in Africa; R.Giulianotti & G.Armstrong PART ONE: CONTESTED SELECTIONS Containment and Counter-Attack: A History of Eritrean Football; A.Last Football in Algeria: Between Violence and Politics; Y.Fates 'A Story of Heroes, of Epics': The Rise of Football in Nigeria; W.Boer Between Colonialism, Independence and Globalism: Football in Zimbabwe; R.Giulianotti PART TWO: FOOTBALLING COLOURS Ngoma Reverberations: Swahili Music Culture and the Making of Football Aesthetics in Early Thirteenth Century Zanzibar; L.Fair Football and Apartheid Society: The South African Soccer League, 1960-1966; P.Alegi Football and Ethnicity in Mauritius: (Re)producing Communal Allegiances; T.Edensor & I.Koodoruth Chasing the Ghosts: Narratives of Football and Nation in Morocco; G.Stanton PART THREE: OFF THE BALL MOVEMENTS France in the Cameroonian Football Imagination; B.Vidacs Life, Death and The Biscuit: Football and the Embodiment of Society in Liberia, West Africa; G.Armstrong Playing Against Deprivation: Football and Development in Nairobi, Kenya; H.Hognestad & A.Tollisen PART FOUR: MOVING WITH THE BALL Three Geographies of African Footballer Migration: Patterns, Problems and Postcoloniality; J.Bale The Migration of the Black Panther: An Interview with Eusebio of Mozambique and Portugal; G.Armstrong Extra Time; P.Woodward

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