Football In Africa

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This ground breaking 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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"...this rich history of African football fills a glaring sporting gap." - Brian Oliver, Observer

"...the book provides the best and most enlightening survey of the history and meaning of African football yet." - David Goldblatt, The Times Literary Supplement

"..impressive collection" - The Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333919798
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Armstrong is a Lecturer in the Department of Sport Science at Brunel University.

Richard Giulianotti is Senoir Lecturer in Sociology, University of Aberdeen.

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Table of Contents

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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