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How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory Of Globalization
How Soccer Explains The World An Unlikely Theory Of Globalization
Author: Franklin Foer
Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It is a perfect window into the crosscurrents of today's world, with all of its joys and sorrows. Soccer clubs don't represent geographic areas; they stand for social classes and political ideologies, and often command more faith than religion. Unlike baseball or tennis, soccer is freighted...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060731427
ISBN-10: 0060731427
Publication Date: 7/1/2005
Pages: 261
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3.6 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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The author took leave from his day job to travel around the world watching soccer matches. Of course he had to attempt to write a semi-profound book. There's some interesting stories, but tying them to globalization is a stretch.
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The book was just okay, which disappointed me a bit. While it was an interesting look at a game to which most Americans pay little attention, the arguments could have been made by anyone with even the slightest knowledge and understanding of international affairs.
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Great book. Interesting travels and stories.


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