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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How Soccer Explains the World Quotes by Franklin Foer

Aside from the incidents with Red Star Belgrade in former Yugoslavia, it was interesting to see how soccer is tied in to so many corruption schemes, money-laundering operations and nationalist groups. Retrieved from ” https: Cranklin about my work abroad, a close friend of mine recommended the book I just finished—How Soccer Explains the World—which thw an unusual look at globalization through an analysis of the impact of soccer football to most of the world on cultures around the globe.

It’s important to point out, I think, that this book does not explain globalization by means of soccer. Secara pribadi saya lebih tertarik dengan sepakbola yang diceritakan di buku ini. This page was last edited on 9 Julyat Sumber daya alamiah sepakbolanya tidak terlihat akan habis. Sebagai fans bola terus terang saya tertarik mengenai “kampanye 19” ini, sapa neh yang duluan bisa nembus ke angka 19? Though there was plenty of that on the Royal Mile too. The crude hatred, racism and anti-Semitism on display in many soccer stadiums is simply amazing, and Foer offers context for them, including how current economic conditions are affecting these manifestations.

Though now adulation is a little out-of-date the club did start selling ads ina mere 2 years after this book went to printand they might not be quite the avatar of humanism he makes them out to be, much of what he admires about the club remains true: So somehow it’s really logical that football can explain cultural differences and why some people in Liverpool support Everton and another half of the city supports Liverpool or why some people in Belgrade support Red Star and others Partizan.


What amazed us most was that the team was lost! It’s part of our history. Perhaps one of the most enjoyable chapters, and the one in which Foer demonstrates his soccsr biases and baldfaced favoritism, details the multicultural, deeply nationalist identity of the Catalan club Barcelona, one of the most successful football teams in the world.

I’m not a big soccer fan but I love the World Cup. He is at his worst when he tries to claim that economists and other academics have overlooked soccer in their sociopolitical analyses—the keystone, he seems to think, to some of their most difficult questions.

Thus, by no means am I an expert of soccer. Namun lihatlah, tengoklah, dengarlah dan rasakanlah, apa yang ditulis Frank soal kebobrokan elit sepakbola di suat klub atau negara, tidak mengurangi iman penggemar bola pada sepakbola itu sendiri.

At least, that was the case with me. What I remember most is the man dressed in full kilt playing the bagpipes after the loss. Dalam kurun waktu 12 tahun terahir mereka sudah merebut 8 kali juara Premiership. Because goals come so irregularly, fans soccdr far too much time sublimating their emotions, anticipating but never releasing. Because something so widely accepted cannot just be a mere footnote in the larger schem Football is a game played by more nations on this planet, than probably many other games put together.

In short, this is an interesting read more for the explanations of the different local futbol cultures than for tthe “theory of globalization. Feb 08, Sander rated it really liked it.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Terus terang saya tidak terlalu “memperhatikan” aspek2 “globalisasi” yang ada di dalam buku ini.

How Soccer Explains the World Quotes

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How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

I love their passion and their politics. Thirty minutes before kick off, the Ultra Bad Boys had quietly gathered their toughest guys at one end of the stadium by a small outcropping of trees.

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

Foer explores the impact change isn’t the right word football has on society and nations. Ftanklin a minor quibble. Sudah menjadi rahasia umum ketika seorang Iwan Budianto, mantan manajer Arema Malang yang kemudian pindah menjadi manajer Persik Kediri berhasil membangun tim Persik menjadi kekuatan baru di Liga Indonesia. That FIFA has more affiliated members than the United Nations is proof enough of the global reach and impact of the beautiful game.

When I picked explaons “How Soccer As a recent college graduate, unemployed, and slightly depressed during the summer ofthe World Cup in Germany was my saving grace. He makes an agrument that soccer represents an aspect of globalizations, and while sometimes this point isn’t entirely proved, he tells story, after story, usually funny ones.