Global Culture and Sport Series

Football and National Identities in Spain

The Strange Death of Don Quixote

Authors: Quiroga, A.

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This book investigates the use of football to create, shape and promote Spanish, Catalan and Basque national identities and explores  the utilization of soccer to foster patriotic feelings, exposing the often dark vested interests behind the propagation of national narratives through soccer.

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Alejandro Quiroga is Reader in Spanish History at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of Making Spaniards: Primo de Rivera and the Nationalization of the Masses, 1923-1930 and The Reinvention of Spain: Nation and Identity since Democracy (with Sebastian Balfour).

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"Quiroga has achieved a portrait of post-Franco Spain that is, undoubtedly, both a tour de force and a must for eventual investigations. Excellent for those interested in Spain." - El Mundo

"Alejandro Quiroga provides an objective and entirely scientific analysis of football's social impact. Football and National Identities in Spain has also the strength of dealing dispassionately with the struggles for sports hegemonies in a country rich in national identities." - El País

"An important book due to its deep reflexion, thorough analysis and meticulous use of sources. Rigorous and praiseworthy." - ABC

"Alejandro Quiroga has written the almost definitive book on its subject. This is a brilliant volume with compelling arguments." - Leer


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Football and National Identities in Spain
Book Subtitle
The Strange Death of Don Quixote
Authors
Series Title
Global Culture and Sport Series
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31550-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137315502
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-35540-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34707-0
Series ISSN
2662-3404
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 246
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