Fifa and the Contest for World Football: Who Rules the Peoples' Game / Edition 1

Fifa and the Contest for World Football: Who Rules the Peoples' Game / Edition 1

by Alan Tomlinson, John Sugden
     
 

In FIFA and the Contest for World Football Sugden and Tomlinson provide the first full-length study of FIFA (the Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and its role in framing and controlling world football. Interviewing more than seventy influential leaders world-wide and drawing on exclusive documentary sources, the authors

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In FIFA and the Contest for World Football Sugden and Tomlinson provide the first full-length study of FIFA (the Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and its role in framing and controlling world football. Interviewing more than seventy influential leaders world-wide and drawing on exclusive documentary sources, the authors demonstrate FIFA's importance in twentieth-century sport, and in an increasingly global consumer culture.

The first part of the book covers the origins and organizational characteristics of FIFA, and of the European and South American federations. The second part considers how new and powerful players have emerged in FIFA in the wake of the collapse of empires. The book includes analyses of football's contributions to the growth of nationalism and anti-imperialism; the use of football by ruthless and sometimes corrupt officials and political despots; and its expansion under the influence of increasingly prominent commercial paymasters. Football's role in Africa, Asia and the USA is also illuminated, and FIFA's global mission and rhetoric evaluated.

The book is a valuable addition to the politics and social history of sport, and to the sociology of the global system and the changing world order. It will be of interest to students and researchers in the areas of sport studies, cultural studies and the sociology of popular culture, and to everyone concerned with the social organization of one of the world's most popular sports.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745616612
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction: FIFA and the contest for world football - aninterpretive and conceptual framework.

Part 1. FIFA and its Expanding Football Family: Backgroundand Context. .

2. FIFA, Europe and South America: foundations andcontradictions in the football family.

3. FIFA: an organizational and institutional analysis.

4. FIFA and its partners: media and markets.

5. FIFA's World Cup Finals: getting the event.

Part 2. FIFA and the Collapse of Empire.

6. FIFA and Africa.

7. FIFA and Asia.

8. FIFA and the former Soviet Union.

9. FIFA's final frontier - USA '94.

10. Conclusion: who rules the peoples' game?.

Afterword: FIFA and the Future of World Football.

Appendix: VISION for the Future Governance of Football.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Glossary.

Index.

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