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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It does this in a light, entertaining way, giving out facts in small doses.

The only time I have ever been to Paris. For children of the sixties, there was something abhorrent about enrolling kids in American football, a game where violence wasn’t just incidental but inherent.

Oct 11, Steven Peterson rated it explaihs it. Jadi, secara provokatif dan spekulatif hahaha benahi sepakbola terlebih dulu baru negara akan beres.

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Mar 13, Lilly rated it really liked it. Jadi mari kita mulai dari sebuah nyanyian, ya nyanyian. Any confusions and flaws it affects should not be taken for granted. Like the author, I too am a soccer geek and a mediocre player.

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. I mean seriously, in his story on Barcelona he makes it clear where he’s coming from and he fits the stereotype I already had in my head regarding self-professed Barca fans at least amongst Americans: This trope has simply become a continent-wide folk tradition, transmitted via the stadium, from fan to fan, from father to son.


Not any less important is my fervent appreciation of very fit foreign men in shorts. If Foer wasn’t so blinded by his yuppie-ism and was actually a fan of the game, I think he would have noticed this.

Foer explores the impact change isn’t the right word football has on society and nations.

Overall Foer succeeds in explaining the franlkin of the game at a much wrold level than sport. It’s a feeling that can’t be explained but we spend our lives explaining it.

It only makes voer for him to use his knowledge of sports to help explain certain aspects of the world. The author notes that Page 5: It’s important to point out, I think, that this book does not explain globalization by means of soccer. They argue that the game gives life to tribal identities which should be disappearing in a world where a European Union and globalization are happily shredding such ancient sentiments.

This was an Interesting read. Quickly, soccer came to represent the fundamental tenets of yuppie parenting, the spirit of Sesame Street and Dr.

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Quotes from How Soccer Explai This consistency owes nothing to television, which rarely shows these finer points of fan behavior. Arriving in the newly independent Serbia and reading that chapter at the same time was a little surreal.

Lewat buku ini kita bisa tahu bagaimana peran supporter Red star dalam kaitannya dengan Perang Balkan tahun an dan nasionalisme serbia. Tapi ketika melihat portella bermain bola, ia seperti menyangkal argumennya sendiri.

Critics of soccer contend that the game inherently culminates in death and destruction. Alkisah dalam perang tersebut para milisi — yang dihimpun dan diorganisir dari suporter garis keras Red Star dilaporkan memegang peran penting dalam banyak pembantaian etnis.


Maybe this was somehow a rigid writing, unfortunately I compared this book with another book I read recently Soccer in Sun and Shadow by Eduardo Galeano and yes he is an Urguanian writer and the beauty of Latin writings might be that missing thing. Rivalitas dua tim sekota Glasgow Ranger — Glasgow Celtic yang dilatar belakangi konflik Protestan — Katolik juga dibahas dengan cukup menarik. Just like how there are still nazi supporters in German football clubs.


Maka tidak aneh kalau j Duh, saya memang bukan penikmat pertandingan sepak bola juga bukan orang yang punya bakat menggocek bola di lapangan. We won’t see another for four long years.

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But it is often more deeply felt than religion, and just as much a part of the community’s fabric, a repository of traditions. Nor are these insults considered polite to discuss in public.

These players then sometimes clash with as with the Nigerians on Red Star Belgrade or assimilate into as with Hristo Stoichkov on FC Barcelona the societies in which they now play. There is no theory about globalization and soccer is not explaining the world at all. I’ve been lucky enough to have been in Europe twice during Euro Cups.

Buku ini terdiri dari 10 bab yaitu: Is there really a good guy in this battle, even if it’s unlikely that the average fan sees the conflicts between the clubs in those terms? The title is completely misleading.

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