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How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalizationby Franklin Foer
Synopses & Reviews
Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It's a perfect window into the crosscurrents of today's world, with all its joys and sorrows. In this remarkably insightful, wide-ranging work of reportage, Franklin Foer takes us on a surprising tour through the world of soccer, shining a spotlight on the clash of civilizations, the international economy, and just about everything in between. How Soccer Explains the World is an utterly original book that makes sense of our troubled times.
Provides an analysis of the sport's reflection of history as well as its modern influence and identifies commonalities between tribalism and globalization, explaining how such factors as terrorism, poverty, racism, and religion contribute to how the gameis played today.
Table of Contents
How soccer explains the gangster's paradise — How soccer explains the pornography of sects — How soccer explains the Jewish question — How soccer explains the sentimental hooligan — How soccer explains the survival of the top hats — How soccer explains the black Carpathians — How soccer explains the new oligarchs — How soccer explains the discreet charm of bourgeois nationalism — How soccer explains Islam's hope — How soccer explains the American culture wars.
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