Identity and Nation in African Football: Fans, Community and Clubs

Identity and Nation in African Football: Fans, Community and Clubs


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137355805
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Series: Global Culture and Sport Series
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Peter Alegi, Michigan State University, USA

Manase Kudzai Chiweshe, Rhodes University, South Africa

James M. Dorsey, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Marc Fletcher, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Phillip Janzen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Monia Lachheb, Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education, Tunisia

Wycliffe Njororai, University of Texas, USA

Walter Gam Nkwi, University of Buea, Cameroon

Joseph Basil Okong'o, Moi University, Kenya

Michel Raspaud, Joseph Fourier University, France

Anna Tranfaglia, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Solomon Waliaula, Maasai Mara University, Kenya

Ali Ziyati, West Virginia State University, USA

Table of Contents

Africa, Fandom and Shifting Identities: An Introduction to Football and Identity; Chuka Onwumechili and Gerard Akindes 1. Blurring Touchlines of Empire: Diasporic Identities of Arthur Wharton and Walter Tull; Phillip Janzen 2. It's All About the Beautiful Game of Football, or is it? On Television and Football in North Africa; Ali Ziyati and Gerard Akindes 3. Rooted in History: Politics, Identity and Ultras in North African Soccer; James M. Dorsey 4. History and Identity of East African Football within the African Context; Wycliffe Njororai 5. Performing Luo Identity in Kenya: Songs of Gor Mahia; Solomon Waliaula and Joseph Basil Okong'o 6. A Centennial Rivalry, Ahly v Zamalek: Identity and Society in Modern Egypt; Michel Raspaud and Monia Lachheb 7. Nigeria: Rangers, Igbo Identity and the Imagination of War; Chuka Onwumechili 8. Reinforcing Divisions and Blurring Boundaries in Johannesburg Football Fandom; Marc Fletcher 9. Shifting Identity towards Cameroon's National Football Squad: From Indomitable Lions to Tamed Lambs; Walter Gam Nkwi 10. Field of Dreams: Case Study in Kenyan Girls' Football; Anna Tranfaglia 11. Oh Lord, You are the Lord who Remembered John Obi Mikel; Chuka Onwumechili 12. CAF: Perennial Struggle in Crises of Identity; Chuka Onwumechili 13. From Stadium to Bars: Transnational Media and African Fan Identity; Gerard Akindes 14. Online Football Fan Identities and Cyber-fandoms in Zimbabwe; Manase Kudzai Chiweshe 15. From Leopoldville to Liege: A Conversation with Paul Bonga Bonga; Gerard Akindes and Peter Alegi

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