Sport Italia: The Italian Love Affair with Sport

Sport Italia: The Italian Love Affair with Sport

by Simon Martin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845118204
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/15/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Simon Martin is the author of Football and Fascism: The National Game under Mussolini which was awarded the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History in 2004. He currently teaches at the American University in Rome and is a Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire and the British School at Rome. He holds a PhD from University College London, and has taught there as well as at the University of Hertfordshire and New York University in Florence.

Table of Contents

Introduction
• From Unification to Disintegration: Leisure and Liberal Italy *  'Soldiers of Sport' and 'Athletes of Fascism': Sport and Mussolini's Italy
• Dictatorship and Democracy: From the Duce to De Gasperi
• Reconstruction Italy: A Hot Economy in a Cold War
• Terrorists, Trade Unionists and Televisions: Italy's Cultural Revolution
• Berlusconi's Italy: The Politics of Football
• A Dirty Game and Clean Feet - Moggiopoli, Piedi Puliti and the Crisis of Calcio
• Conclusion: Everything Must Change if Things are to Remain the Same?

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