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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I don’t know why Aurelio leaves the club, probably he didn’t want to be associated with LFC with such devastated state anymore. Nor are these insults considered polite to discuss in public.

Trivia About How Soccer Explai While this vintage book could use some updating, for the most part many of the aspects of soccer as a global sport that Foer identifies haven’t much changed: If you hate soccer, this book probably won’t change your mind.

It’s important to point out, I think, that this book does not explain globalization by means of soccer. Globalization accounts for each of these developments, and therefore bolsters the notion that soccer offers a useful approach to think about twenty-first century economic and cultural phenomena.

They don’t give a shit about world affairs either, so it’s a brilliant marriage. 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 expkains chance to read some of the books that are stacking up on the floor in my bedroom.

How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

I thought my eyes were fooling me when I saw this book sitting in the bookstore. But Foer, a diehard soccer enthusiast, is no anti-globalist.

Perjalanan Foer ke Fraknlin membawanya dalam forum diskusi mingguan supporter sayap kiri Inter yang sosialis — komunis serta bagaimana mereka memandang klub saingan lain khususnya AC Milan dan Juventus yang dalam banyak kesempatan sering mereka gambarkan sebagai kapitalis. Since the late nineties, Rangers routinely field nearly as many Catholics as Celtic.

How Soccer Explains the World Quotes by Franklin Foer

Dengan jitu Frank melukiskan hal ini, inilah gaya yang telah direduksi sedemikian rupa sampai menjadi aforisme lumrah untuk membenarkan dukungan kepada mereka,”ia memang mencuri tetapi ia menghasilkan sesuatu” hal Perhaps every society has its parochial elements lurking beneath the face it tries to show to the world, as Foer suggests: Berlusconi, for instance, is out as president and owner of Milan, and Chinese investors are in to revitalize the Italian super-club.


Alright, so anybody that knows me knows what a freak I am about the beautiful game. I should be happy, well the Blue me wants to dance all nights and telling the world, ‘Hey look here, at this amazing club, practically a self-funded club without begging from the regional state’s budget and collectively raised fund for the team’s operational vehicles!

Franklin Foer mengambil sampel dari beberapa kutub dunia sepakbola, dengan permasalahan khas dari tiap-tiap mereka. For the rest of the world, however, soccer is naturally associated with politics—both are part of the same cultural fabric.

Want to Read saving…. Although this book has been a wonderful read for me but there was something missing. This page was last edited on 9 Julyat Which American’s don’t give a shit about. Duh, saya memang bukan penikmat pertandingan sepak bola juga bukan orang yang punya bakat menggocek bola di lapangan.

But it is often more deeply felt than religion, and just as much a part of the community’s fabric, a repository of traditions. Not all of the connections were well thought out or well articulated. Ketika Portella dan saya duduk mengobrol, ia tidak bisa menutupi rasa pesimisnya akan masa depan sepak bola Brasil. He also explains the state of football in Brazil, including a story that will disappoint Pele worshippers. Any confusions and flaws it affects should not be taken for granted.

Bagi saya sendiri itu adalah salah satu nyanyian suporter yang orisinil dari Surabaya d Memahami Sepakbola? It probably helps that I lived through the Yugoslavian war and know that soccer rivalries were used for nationalistic purposes – and in fact – the die-hard fans were organized under the Serbian party and are responsible for two thousand known deaths.

In one of the most compelling chapters, Foer shows how a soccer thug in Serbia helped to organize troops who committed atrocities in the Balkan War—by the end of the war, the thug’s men, with the acquiescence of Serbian leaders, had killed at least 2, Croats and Bosnians.

It is a perfect window into the cross-currents of today’s world, with all its joys and its sorrows. Jul 09, Craig rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. I was raised in various cities, due to my father’s dedication to serve the church, and never really had a city or town to call home.


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A little simplified, but what sweeping survey style book is not? Sudah menjadi rahasia umum ketika seorang Iwan Budianto, mantan manajer Arema Malang yang kemudian pindah menjadi manajer Persik Kediri berhasil membangun tim Persik menjadi kekuatan baru wor,d Liga Indonesia.

Ada sebuah ‘fenomena’ menarik terkait politisasi sepakbola ini. Unfortunately the book was written before the Calciopoli scandal that broke just after the World Cup and the continuing crises that Italian football and the country in general has been experiencing.

We expect the world to like what we like and do what we do, and it disturbs us when they have their own ideas. How Soccer Explains the World: But – and I say this as a non-fan of pretty much every sport, including and perhaps especially soccer – what I learned was fascinating. Also, quite shockingly, Foer only focuses on three or four clubs in England for more then a few pages and all of them are given a negative vibe.

Tercatat selama kepemimpinan Iwan, Persik memperoleh gelar juara 2 kali, di tahun bersama pelatih Jaya Hartono dan di tahunkali ini berduet dengan pelatih tambun asal Semarang, Daniel Roekito yang di final nan dramatis sebuah gol sundulan Gonzales di akhir masa perpanjangan waktu membungkam ribuan Suporter PSIS Semarang yang nglurug ke Stadion Manahan Socer.

What I remember most is the man dressed in full kilt playing the bagpipes after the loss. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Though his adulation is a little out-of-date the club did start selling ads ina mere 2 years after this book went to printand they might not be quite the avatar of humanism he explainns them out to be, much of what he admires about the club remains true: The Ultra Bad Boys attacked so quickly that neither the cops nor the Partizan fans had time to respond.