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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The only time I played with a soccer ball was gym class in primary school and that was for dodge ball. Any football fan knows the Old Firm matches are quite amazing and full of history but Foer takes a bit of creative license.

And if you don’t know what the World Cup is, I don’t think I can help you. Another similar widely spread thesis holds that the root cause of violence can be found in the pace of the game itself. He writes about specific soccer teams mostly in Europe but also Brazil and how team rivalries show themselves to be much more complex than How Soccer Explains wirld World: Rivalitas dua tim sekota Glasgow Ranger — Glasgow Celtic yang dilatar belakangi konflik Protestan — Katolik juga dibahas dengan cukup menarik.

And this in one of the most educated places in the entire world!

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They formed a V-shaped formation and began to rampage their way around the stadium, beating anyone in their path. The term football makes more sense. We know how you feel about it. Sep 08, Ishraq rated it really liked it.

We expect the world to like what we like and do what we do, and it disturbs us when they have their own ideas. For you curious folk out there, he takes on major questions- racism, gender discrimination, fundamental Foer brother of Jonathan Safran Foer, for those of you keeping track at home puts his pen to the paper to explain world affairs to his american audience through the one lens they might identify with — sports.


Part of my skepticism has to do with the fact that Foer clumsily mixes descriptive cultural analysis with normative conclusions about political theory, all via the rather limited lens of soccer. It wasn’t a sport we played in college either, though I remember endless hours of hackeysack which I guess was my generation’s attempt at getting into the action.

Benarlah yang ditulis Frank, estadio Maracana adlah sebuah katedral, penuh dengan berbagai kenangan akan pahlawan, martir dan santo pelindungnya: 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.

Imagine if Real Madrid went against Sooccer, what would have happened? This book was published pre-Beckham experiment in the American system. And it will be part of our future. Mar 13, Lilly rated it rxplains liked it.

How Soccer Explains the World Quotes by Franklin Foer

Whatever the book is, it is ultimately a look at parts of the world that most people often don’t think about, using as unusual a lens as the game of soccer; it’s hard to imagine anyone who wouldn’t learn quite few new things from reading this book. Selebihnya kita bisa membaca tentang beberapa isu lain frankliin buku ini diantaranya tentang latar belakang Rivalitas Barcelona X Madrid yang terkait dengan nasionalisme Catalan dan gerakan anti fasis di Spanyol, — Madrid diibaratkan sebagai klub fasis karena dalam sejarahnya Jenderal Franco merupakan salah satu supporter klub ini.

Jan 11, Pat rated it liked it Shelves: For myself I will always considered those words are “holy” because somehow it’s reflected my feeling about football.


Bagaimana sepakbola memberi implikasi expplains bagi suatu daerah? The book continues on and talks about sectarian conflicts between supporters of Celtic F. Jul 09, Craig rated it it was amazing Shelves: Trivia About How Soccer Explai That alone is worth the price of admission. Melihat profilnya sebagai jurnalis New Republic, bias saya muncul, ini media kiri-liberal favorit saya. Kendatipun begitu, di beberapa tempat bisa kita jumpai nyanyian khas seperti nyanyian bonekmania di atas.

Overall, if you like football or soccer it is an enjoyable book. Thirty minutes before kick off, the Ultra Bad Boys had quietly gathered their toughest frnaklin at one end of the stadium by a small outcropping of trees. Kita bisa melihat bahkan sampai sekarang, ketika kritik begitu deras kepada klub-klub sepakbola dan pemda untuk tidak mengucurkan APBD buat biaya hidup worrld sepakbola, masyarakat pun terbelah, jika tidak ada kucuran APBD -sebagian klub Indonesia adalah klub amatir yang menyusu ke pemda yang dipaksakan ikut liga, yang katanya profesional- satu sisi, banyak yang tidak setuju, alasan yang diajukan tentu saja menyangkut ketidaksiapan klub-klub untuk mandiri.

The soccer is linked with religion, mafia, politics, power and corruption, hooliganism, nationalism, race, class and so on.

While one may not be able to explain such phenomena with reference to soccer, these developments touch soccer and its fans in a decidedly unique way. No trivia or quizzes yet. View all 50 comments. Maschut, Persik menjadi simbol soxcer warga Kediri.