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Laduma!: Soccer, Politics and Society in South Africa, from Its Origins to 2010 (Updated Edition)

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Alegi (history, Michigan State U.) provides a historical basis to answer the question "How did South Africa, a former pariah of the world, come to host the 2010 World Cup?" The author, in this second edition, traces South African football from its early days and through its transformation into the significant element of South Africa it is has become. He traces football's organizational history, how the sport relates to South African society and its political economy. Distributed in the U.S. by ISBS. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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How did South Africa, a former pariah of the world, come to host the 2010 World Cup? Laduma! answers this question by telling the story of football in South Africa and how it was transformed from a British colonial export into a central aspect of the black experience. An immensely informative and vital account, the book explores the Africanization of the game with the introduction of rituals and magic, and the emergence of distinctive playing styles. Using archival research, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, and photos, Laduma! chronicles the impact of indigenous sporting traditions, such as stick fighting, and the power struggles between different football associations and white authorities. Soccer influenced class and generational divisions, shaped masculine identities, and served as a mobilizing force for township and political organizations. This new, updated edition of Laduma! embodies sporting history at its best and will be of interest to ardent soccer

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ISBN:
9781869141820
Publisher:
University of Kwazulu Natal Press
Subject:
Africa - South - Republic of South Africa
Author:
Alegi, Peter
Subject:
World History-Africa
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
246

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History and Social Science » Africa » South Africa
History and Social Science » World History » Africa
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Basketball » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Soccer » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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"Synopsis" by , How did South Africa, a former pariah of the world, come to host the 2010 World Cup? Laduma! answers this question by telling the story of football in South Africa and how it was transformed from a British colonial export into a central aspect of the black experience. An immensely informative and vital account, the book explores the Africanization of the game with the introduction of rituals and magic, and the emergence of distinctive playing styles. Using archival research, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, and photos, Laduma! chronicles the impact of indigenous sporting traditions, such as stick fighting, and the power struggles between different football associations and white authorities. Soccer influenced class and generational divisions, shaped masculine identities, and served as a mobilizing force for township and political organizations. This new, updated edition of Laduma! embodies sporting history at its best and will be of interest to ardent soccer
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