Soccer in Spain: Politics, Literature, and Film

Soccer in Spain: Politics, Literature, and Film

by Timothy J. Ashton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810891739
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/12/2013
Series: Scarecrow Soccer Series
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Timothy J. Ashton is assistant professor of Spanish literatures and cultures at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

I Tackling Spain's National Identity Crisis 1

1 Background to Spain's State of Autonomies 3

2 Tensions Flair: Spanish Soccer during the Pre-Civil War Period (1900-1936) 9

3 The Struggle to Survive: Spanish Soccer during the Civil War (1936-1939) 21

4 The Opiate of the Masses: Spanish Soccer during the Franco Regime (1939-1975) 25

5 Hoping to Bury the Hatchet: Spanish Soccer during the Transition (1975-2000) 39

6 A New Day Dawns: Spanish Soccer Moves into the Twenty-First Century 53

II The Phenomenon of Spanish "Kick-Lit" 61

7 The Ball Begins to Roll: The Early Years of Spain's "Kick-Lit" Phenomenon 73

8 David Trueba's Knowing How to Lose 85

9 Soccer Stories 95

10 Soccer Stories 2 123

III The Phenomenon of Spanish "Kick-Flicks" 165

11 The Early Years: Blonde Dart 171

12 The Goalkeeper 183

13 Days of Soccer 189

14 The World's Longest Penalty Kick 195

Conclusion 203

Index 209

About the Author 219

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