The essays in this volume use football to create a dialogue between history and other disciplines, including art criticism, philosophy, and political science. The study of football provides fertile ground for interdisciplinary initiatives and this volume explores the disciplinary boundaries that are shifting “beneath our feet.” Traditional disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have come to embrace diverse research methodologies and the increased scholarly attention to football over the past decade reflects both the startling popularity of the sport and the trends in historical scholarship that have been termed the “cultural,” “interpretive,” or “linguistic” turns. This volume includes work on gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, which have challenged disciplinary fault-lines.
Table of Contents
.Preface The Ball is Round Stanislao G. Pugliese.-
.Introduction Marking the Field Brenda Elsey.-
.Chapter 1 Drawing the Foul: Diving and Visuality in Contemporary English Football Luke Healey.-
.Chapter 2 From Galáctico to Head Butt: Globalization, Immigration and the Politics of Identity in Artistic Representations of Zidane Daniel Haxall .-
.Collective Psychology and Group Identity.-
.Chapter 3 Soccer in the Shadow of Death: Propaganda and Survival in the Nazi Ghetto-Camp of Terezín Kevin E. Simpson.-
.Chapter 4 In the Shadow of the State: The National Team and the Politics of National Identity in Spain Jim O’Brien.-
.Political Science and International Relations.-.
Chapter 5 Beyond the Unfulfilled Promise of Soviet International Football, 1945-1991 Mauricio Borrero.-
.Chapter 6 Post-Colonial Outcomes: FIFA, Overseas Territory, and National Identity Steve Menary.-
.Chapter 7 The Hermit Kingdom vs. the World: North Korea in the 2010 World Cup Aaron D. Horton.-
.Race and Ethnic Studies.-
.Chapter 8 Fausto dos Santos: The Wonders and Challenges of Blackness in Brazil’s “Mulatto Football” Roger Kittleson.-
.Chapter 9 Who Counts As a Real American? Dual Citizenship, Hybridity, and the U.S. Men’s National Team Jon D. Bohland.-
.Sexuality and Gender.-
.Chapter 10 Social Climbing, Cultural Experimentation and Trailblazing the Metrosexual: Franz Beckenbauer in the 1960s and 1970s Kay Schiller.-
.Chapter 11 Standing on Honeyball’s Shoulders: A History of Independent Women’s Football Clubs in England Jean Williams.-.
The State and Civil Society.-
.Chapter 12 Politics, Power and Soccer in Postwar Italy: The Case of Naples Rosario Forlenza.-
.Chapter 13 The Politics of Football in Post-Colonial Sierra Leone Tamba E. M’bayo.-
.Chapter 14 The Competitive Party: The Formation and Crisis of Organized Fan Groups in Brazil, 1950-1980 Bernardo Buarque de Hollanda.-
.Philosophy and Critical Theory.-
.Chapter 15 “Another World (Cup) is Possible!” Twenty Theses about Modern Football Tim Walters.-
.Chapter 16 On Virtue, Irony and Glory: The Pitch and the People Jason Burke Murphy.