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How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization - Franklin Foer
How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
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Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It is a perfect window into the cross–currents of today's world, with all its joys and its sorrows. In this remarkably insightful, wide–ranging work of reportage, Franklin Foer takes us on a surprising tour through the world of soccer,... show more
Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It is a perfect window into the cross–currents of today's world, with all its joys and its 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060731427 (0060731427)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
Eh. It seemed like a nice premise to read about (ie the theory of warring countries and McDonald's), but it's pretty boring. I got more political and sociological insights into some of the groups discussed but I didn't get the connection to soccer.
lanewillson
lanewillson rated it
2.0 How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
Not so much. Whether you choose to apply that review or to the ideas presented you would be correct.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
Warning: Depsite the fact that I am a Yank, I might refer to soccer as football in this review. The term football makes more sense.In 2000, I was making my way back from Copenhagen (Ah Wonderful Copenhagen, Beautiful Copenhagen, where I lived down the street from a waffle factory. I would get hung...
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