Football clubs across the world continue to embody many of the collective symbols, identifications and processes of connectivity which have long been associated with the notion of acommunitya. In recent years, however, the very term acommunitya has become the focus of renewed interest within popular discourse and amongst academics, politicians and policy makers. It has become something of a abuzza word, wheeled out as both a lament to more certain times and as an appeal to a better future: a term imbued with all the richness associated with human interaction. aCommunitya has also been employed increasingly within football, for instrumental reasons concerned with policy and stadium redevelopment, and in broader rhetoric about clubs, their localities and fans. This book brings together a range of key debates around contemporary understandings of acommunitya in world football. Split into four sections, it considers political and theoretical debates around football and its connection with community; different national and ethnic football communities; instrumental uses of football to bridge gaps within and between groups; future directions in the football and community debate. This book was published as a special issue of Soccer a Society.Sugden and Tomlinson, Fifa and the Contest for World Football, 239. 11. ... 13. Sorek, a#39;Arab Football in Israela#39;. 14. Back, Crabbe and Solomos, Changing Face ofFootball. 15. The FA, a#39;United they ... The Changing Face of Football: Racism, Identity and Multiculture in the English Game. ... Football for Peace Coaching Manual.
|Title||:||Football and Community in the Global Context|
|Author||:||Adam Brown, Tim Crabbe, Gavin Mellor|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-10-31|