Global Culture and Sport Series

The Global Football League

Transnational Networks, Social Movements and Sport in the New Media Age

Authors: Millward, P.

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This book tackles issues of globalization in the English Premier League and unpicks what this means to fan groups around the world, drawing upon a range of sociological theories to tell the story of the local and global repertoires of action emanating from the popular protests at Liverpool and Manchester United football clubs.

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PETER MILLWARD is a Lecturer in Applied Social Science at Durham University, UK. He has published widely in areas relating to sociological dimensions of contemporary football fandom, explicitly including the political economy of sport and issues pertaining to cultural identifications amongst football fans.

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"Peter Millward has written a lucid and compellingly argued book on the English Premier League as precisely 'the global football league' these days, a book which is certain to become a classic piece of the growing literature on football in its relation to wider socio-political developments. It is a must-read for the academic audience, but also has to offer the generally football-interested public a lot. [ ] Millward's book is a brilliant, knowledgeable, thoroughly readable and fascinating piece of work. It is certain to spur further research while already becoming one of the key texts to be referenced and used as a guide for such research." - Sport & EU Review

"The seemingly ever-quickening pace of globalisation processes means that keeping pace with their multiple impacts on sport cultures can be challenging. Millward, therefore, provides a timely and useful contribution in conducting a series of case studies concerning three football clubs (Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City) as emblematic of the most global sports 'brand' in the world; the English Premier League (EPL)." - Managing Leisure


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Global Football League
Book Subtitle
Transnational Networks, Social Movements and Sport in the New Media Age
Authors
Series Title
Global Culture and Sport Series
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-34863-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230348639
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27444-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32442-2
Series ISSN
2662-3404
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 220
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