Football and the Boundaries of History

Critical Studies in Soccer

Editors: Elsey, Brenda, Pugliese, Stanislao G (Eds.)

  • Explores the relationship between history and art criticism, psychology, philosophy, political science, racial/ethnic studies, gender studies, sociology, and journalism
  • Highlights the ways in which a consideration of popular culture has pushed the traditional boundaries of history
  • Grounds sport studies in historical context
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The essays in this volume use football to create a dialogue between history and other disciplines, including art criticism, philosophy, and political science. The study of football provides fertile ground for interdisciplinary initiatives and this volume explores the disciplinary boundaries that are shifting “beneath our feet.”  Traditional disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have come to embrace diverse research methodologies and the increased scholarly attention to football over the past decade reflects both the startling popularity of the sport and the trends in historical scholarship that have been termed the “cultural,” “interpretive,” or “linguistic” turns. This volume includes work on gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, which have challenged disciplinary fault-lines.

About the authors

Brenda Elsey is Associate Professor of Latin American history at Hofstra University, USA. Her work on politics and popular culture has appeared in the Journal of Social History and Radical History Review.  She is the author of Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth Century Chile and the forthcoming Futbolera: Women and Sport in Latin America.

Stanislao G. Pugliese is Professor of European history and the Queensboro UNICO Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian American Studies at Hofstra University, USA. He is the author of Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone and is working on a new book, Dancing on a Volcano in Naples: Scenes from the Siren City.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Marking the Field

    Elsey, Brenda

    Pages 1-10

  • Drawing the Foul: Diving and Visuality in Contemporary English Football

    Healey, Luke

    Pages 13-30

  • From Galáctico to Head Butt: Globalization, Immigration and the Politics of Identity in Artistic Reproductions of Zidane

    Haxall, Daniel

    Pages 31-53

  • Soccer in the Shadow of Death: Propaganda and Survival in the Nazi Ghetto-Camp of Terezín

    Simpson, Kevin E.

    Pages 57-72

  • In the Shadow of the State: The National Team and the Politics of National Identity in Spain

    O’Brien, Jim

    Pages 73-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Football and the Boundaries of History
Book Subtitle
Critical Studies in Soccer
Editors
  • Brenda Elsey
  • Stanislao G Pugliese
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Hofstra University
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95006-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95006-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95005-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 384
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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