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Global Culture and Sport Series
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Forbidden Football in Ceausescu’s Romania

Authors: Péter, László

  • Demonstrates how the consumption of ‘forbidden football’ in 1980's Romania illustrated the power of football and its potential for social mobilisation
  • Provides an alternative social history of communist everyday life in 1980's Romania
  • Presents the mass consumption of forbidden televised football as a form of silent resistance within Romania under a totalitarian regime
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About this book

This book presents an ethnographic description and sociological interpretation of the ‘football gatherings’ that evolved out of central Romania in the late twentieth century. In the 1980's, Romanian public television did not broadcast football mega-events for economic and political reasons. In response, masses of people would leave their homes and travel into the mountains to pick-up the TV broadcast from neighbouring countries. The phenomenon grew into a social institution with a penetrating force: it produced an alternative social space and a dissident public that pointed to a form of resistance taking place through football.

Forbidden Football in Ceausescu’s Romania provides an insight into the everyday life under the pressure of dictatorship and, through the special patterns of sports consumption, it tells a social history through small individual stories related to football.

About the authors

László Péter is Associate Professor at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj. His areas of research include the sociology of sport and social problems.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction to the Ethnography and Research of Football Gatherings in Romania

    Péter, László

    Pages 1-17

  • Ciumani: The Sport Takes the Community to the Mountains

    Péter, László

    Pages 19-45

  • Bălan: Angry Men in The Night

    Péter, László

    Pages 47-59

  • Cluj: Big City Versions of the Football Gatherings

    Péter, László

    Pages 61-84

  • Southern-Transylvania—Further Faces of the Extended Phenomenon

    Péter, László

    Pages 85-92

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eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70709-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70708-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: April 3, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88981-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forbidden Football in Ceausescu’s Romania
Authors
Series Title
Global Culture and Sport Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70709-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70709-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70708-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88981-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 162
Number of Illustrations
33 illustrations in colour
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