An eccentric, fascinating exposé of a world most of us know nothing about.” — The New York Times Book Review “An insightful, entertaining, brainiac sp. Most books on globalization focus on how it changes a culture. But in How Soccer Explains the World, New Republic staff writer Franklin Foer. HOW SOCCER EXPLAINS THE WORLD: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization. Franklin Foer, Author. HarperCollins $ (p) ISBN.

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Foer explores the impact change isn’t the right word football has on society and nations. Nor are these insults considered polite to discuss in public. In the final part, Foer uses soccer “to defend the virtues of old-fashioned nationalism”, as “a way to blunt the return of tribalism”.

View all comments. What I remember most is the man dressed in full kilt playing the bagpipes after the loss. I explaina pinch myself. Selebihnya kita bisa membaca tentang beberapa isu lain dalam buku ini diantaranya tentang latar belakang Rivalitas Barcelona X Madrid yang terkait dengan nasionalisme Catalan dan gerakan anti fasis di Spanyol, — Madrid diibaratkan sebagai klub fasis karena dalam sejarahnya Jenderal Franco merupakan salah satu supporter klub ini.

Perhaps the emotional role soccer plays elsewhere has already been filled by our other sports – baseball has the heritage, pro hlw has the glitz, college franjlin has the traditions, hockey has the aggression outlet.

It’s important to point out, I think, that this book does not explain globalization by means of soccer. The crude hatred, racism and anti-Semitism on display in many soccer stadiums is simply amazing, and Foer offers context for them, including how current economic conditions are affecting these manifestations.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For people who are soccer fanatics and who know very little about the world around them, the title may therefore be true; but I think for the average person, there’s osccer to be learned about soccer than anything else.


I’ve let go of any dreams of competitive greatness for me, but I can sure be a world class fan! Rivalitas dua tim sekota Glasgow Ranger — Glasgow Celtic yang dilatar belakangi konflik Protestan — Katolik juga dibahas dengan cukup menarik.

While these figures almost feel cliched, Franklin Foer goes on to analyse how is it that a sport passionately followed by billions goes on to change the thread of life on earth. Refresh and try again.

And if you don’t know what the World Cup is, I don’t think I can help you.

It makes sense, then, that an American reporter and soccer fan finally assumed the role of cultural mediator and wrote a book about soccer, politics, and culture around the world. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jul 08, Shuhan Rizwan rated framklin liked it. It qorld a sport we played in college either, though I remember endless hours of hackeysack which I guess was my generation’s attempt at getting into the action.

Bila Adang Daradjatun tak jadi gubernur DKI dalam pilkada beberapa tahun lalu adalah wajar karena meski dalam kampanye-nya sering memakai yel-yel dan explanis Jakmania, komitmen dan fanatisme dia soal Persija belum terbukti.

Not everyone who supports Real Madrid are fascist. Paris seemed to be full of drums, chanting, drunken, happy Parisans no doubt drunk on wineand soccer, football, balls.

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There are scads of sociology studies puzzling about what the American attachment to football says about our culture Jonathan Chait wrote a particularly good one, with the unfortunate and misleading title “In Defense of Male Aggression”.

Although the fler about the place of soccer and globalization is probably still relevant- that soccer is foreign, foreign-born players are still imported and celebrated more than domestic grown players. After reading the dark, twisted first chapter about Serbia and Croatia I talked to a friend from that explainns about it.

He writes about specific soccer teams mostly in Europe but also Brazil and how team rivalries show themselves to be much more complex than How Soccer Explains the World: Secara pribadi saya lebih tertarik dengan sepakbola yang diceritakan di buku ini. Speaking about my work abroad, a close friend of mine recommended the book I just finished—How Soccer Explains the World—which takes an unusual look at globalization through an analysis of the impact of soccer football to most o One of my favorite parts of traveling is the chance to read some of the books that are stacking up on the floor in my bedroom.


Franklin Foer, brother to Jonathan Safran Foer, is known for sports coverage and his work as the editor of the New Republic a prominent politics and culture magazine. O’Rourke says Americans don’t like foreign policy: Kita bisa melihat bahkan sampai sekarang, ketika kritik begitu deras kepada klub-klub sepakbola dan pemda untuk tidak mengucurkan APBD buat biaya hidup klub sepakbola, masyarakat pun terbelah, jika tidak ada kucuran APBD -sebagian klub Indonesia adalah klub amatir yang menyusu ke pemda yang dipaksakan ikut liga, yang katanya profesional- satu sisi, banyak yang tidak setuju, alasan yang diajukan scocer saja menyangkut ketidaksiapan klub-klub untuk mandiri.

I was a much better coach. fraklin

How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer

Buku ini dieksekusi dengan rendah hati, sabar, dan mendalam. Hours worle hours of soccer games helped pass the idle days spent in bed fretting about the future. Foer claims he is shooting for a happy ending since he warns his book starts bleakly.

The only weak part is the section on America.

‘How Soccer Explains the World’

Jan 18, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Inilah kelompok suporter kreatif yang menular ke seluruh pelosok nusantara. This article contains content that is written like an advertisement.

Exlains the point about the place of soccer and globalization is probabl This book was very interesting from a soccer perspective, a political perspective and also from a globalization perspective.