The Game of Our Lives: The English Premier League and the Making of Modern Britain

The Game of Our Lives: The English Premier League and the Making of Modern Britain

by David Goldblatt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568585161
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 515,044
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Goldblatt was born in London in 1965 and lives in Bristol. He shares his affections between Tottenham Hotspur and Bristol Rovers. He is the author of The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football and Futebol Nation: The Story of Brazil Through Soccer. Since then he has made sport documentaries for BBC Radio, reviewed sports books for the TLS and the Guardian, taught the sociology of sport at Bristol University, the International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester and Pitzer College, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Preface to the North American Edition ix

Introduction xii

England Is Paradise

1 Aspiration and Illusion 1

The Economies of the New Football

2 Keeping it Real? 35

Match Day in the Society of the Spectacle

3 English Journey 79

Football and Urban England

4 Playing the Race Game 145

Migration, Ethnicity, and Identity

5 Football at Twilight 183

Britain's Endgame

6 You Don't Know What You're Doing 237

The Misgovernance of English Football

7 Last Man Standing? 265

English Football and the Politics of Gender

Conclusion 285

Opulence and Squalor in the Football Nation

Acknowledgments 289

Notes 291

Bibliography 311

Index 319

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